William Harvey House
58 Meeting Street
—circa 1770 —
In 1778 Katherine Motte, the wife of prominent rice planter Issac Motte, inherited the property from her father, merchant and planter David Deas. Motte sold the property to merchant Daniel deSaussure that same year. By 1801, deSaussure's son, Chancellor Henry William deSaussure, the first director of the United States Mint and appeals judge, owned 58 Meeting Street as his residence. His law partner Timothy Ford lived next door at 63 Tradd Street, since demolished.
John H. Doscher purchased the dwelling in 1872 and altered the ground floor into a grocery store with a Meeting Street commercial storefront. A second story bay window was also added on the Meeting Street facade. Grocer Peter C. Christantou purchased the building in 1917 and operated "Pete's," a popular neighborhood grocery store for the next 60 years.
In 1982 the property was returned
Erected 2009 by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.476′ N, 79° 55.842′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Meeting Street and Tradd Street, on the left when traveling south on Meeting Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 58 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Branford-Horry House (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church of Charleston (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Motte House (within shouting Dr. William Cleland's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Timothy Ford's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Judge Robert Pringle House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Colleton Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
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A 1680 plan for the new settlement, the Grand Modell, laid out "the model of an exact regular town," and the future for the growing community...Today the city's community buildings help to make Charleston one of the most complete historic districts in the country, with more than 1400 historically significant buildings
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