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

125 Tradd Street

Captain John Morrison House

 

—circa 1805 —

 
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By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
1. 125 Tradd Street Captain John Morrison House Marker
Inscription.
This Adam style Single House was constructed circa 1805 by Captain John W. Morrison on the site of the circa 1790 garden of Robert Squibb, who brought many exotic plants to Charleston, exported rare species from Charleston to England, and published the Gardener’s Calendar in 1787.

The Morrison House is noted for its handsome four bay facade facing Tradd Street, and for its expansive three-tiered piazzas which were added in the 1840’s. The house is also noted for its Adam style interiors and for the large scale of its primary rooms and entrance hall.

 
Erected 1997 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.449′ N, 79° 56.09′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Tradd Street when traveling east. Click for map. Located between Logan and Legare Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 Tradd Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 123 Tradd Street (a few steps from this marker); 126 Tradd Street (a few steps from this
125 Tradd Street Captain John Morrison House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
2. 125 Tradd Street Captain John Morrison House
marker); 32 Legare Street (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 95 Lenwood Boulevard (about 300 feet away); The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House (about 400 feet away); Colonel John Stuart House (about 500 feet away); The Bowles - Legare House (about 500 feet away); Toomer- Purse House (about 600 feet away); Simmons-Edwards House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Adam Style. The Adam style (or Adamesque and "Style of the Brothers Adam") is an 18th century neoclassical style of interior design and architecture, as practiced by the three Adam brothers from Scotland; of whom Robert Adam (1728–1792) and James Adam (1732–1794) were the most widely known. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
125 Tradd Street Captain John Morrison House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
3. 125 Tradd Street Captain John Morrison House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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