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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

26 Tradd Street

Adam Ewing House

 

—circa 1783 —

 
26 Tradd Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
1. 26 Tradd Street Marker
Inscription.
This town house was constructed by Adam Ewing, a Scots merchant, for his residence and place of business. He and his partner Robert Ewing (who bore the same surname but was no relation) had their counting house in the front room of the ground floor. Adam Ewing's home occupied the remainder of the house.

The Adam Ewing House was constructed after the Great Fire of 1778 which destroyed much of this neighborhood. It is notable for its simple and elegant design substantially built of stuccoed masonary with stuccoed jack arches articulating the tops of windows and doors in the facade. The entrance on Tradd Street was the public entrance to the counting house with the private residential entrance down the walk to the side.

 
Erected 1995 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.499′ N, 79° 55.712′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Tradd Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located between Bedons Alley and Church Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Tradd Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
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26 Tradd Street Adam Ewing House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
2. 26 Tradd Street Adam Ewing House Marker
and seen with 2 Medallions of the The Carolopolis Award - a plaque placed on buildings that have been preserved, restored, rehabilitated or are outstanding examples of new construction. The award is presented to those individuals, businesses or organizations that currently own the property. The Carolopolis Award is a slightly modified reproduction of the seal of the City of Charleston. The word Carolopolis comes from the original name of the city and a City Of Charleston Easement Medallion
At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 23 Tradd Street (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Christie House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Legare House (within shouting distance of this marker); 83-85 Church Street (within shouting distance of this marker); DuBose Heyward House (within shouting distance of this marker); 8-10 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Heyward-Washington House (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Brewton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Thomas Dale House (within shouting distance of this marker); 73 Church Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  1778 (January 15) Fire. This fire began in the "bake-house of one Moore at the north end of Union Street." Detected at 4:00 AM, January 15, 1778, its progress was arrested by noon, but already more than 250 houses and innumerable outbuildings had been destroyed. (Submitted on June 20, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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26 Tradd Street Adam Ewing House Marker, at far right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
3. 26 Tradd Street Adam Ewing House Marker, at far right
Great Charleston Fire of 1778 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
4. Great Charleston Fire of 1778
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 423 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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