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The William Vanderhorst House

54 Tradd Street (Postmaster Bacot House)

 

—circa 1740 —

 
The William Vanderhorst House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
1. The William Vanderhorst House Marker
Inscription. Constructed circa 1740 by William Vanderhorst, this three story stuccoed masonry structure is considered one of the earliest examples of Charleston single house. A notable aspect of the building is the absence of a piazza, a development found in single houses of a later period.

Distinguished residents of 54 Tradd Street include Mr. Thomas W. Bacot, Charleston's fifth post,and Abram Sasportas, one of Charleston's early leading merchants. The house was restored in the 1920s by Miss Susan Pringle Frost, founder of the Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Erected 1997 by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Location. 32° 46.49′ N, 79° 55.797′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Tradd Street 0.1 miles east of Meeting Street, on the left when traveling east. 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. The George Ducat House (a few steps from this marker); The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements (a few steps from this marker); Dr. William Cleland's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Motte House

The William Vanderhorst House Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
2. The William Vanderhorst House
(within shouting distance of this marker); 58 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); William Harvey House (within shouting distance of this marker); 83-85 Church Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Heyward-Washington House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
The William Vanderhorst House Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
3. The William Vanderhorst House
The William Vanderhorst House Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
4. The William Vanderhorst House
The William Vanderhorst House and Marker seen along Tradd Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
5. The William Vanderhorst House and Marker seen along Tradd Street
The William Vanderhorst House, 54 Tradd Street Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1937
6. The William Vanderhorst House, 54 Tradd Street
Call Number: LC-J7-SC- 1294
 
 
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