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William Mills Tenement

c. 1801

 
 
William Mills Tenement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
1. William Mills Tenement Marker
Inscription.
The builder of this tenement,
William Mills, was born in
Dundee, Scotland, and became
a prosperous tailor and planter
in Charleston. He was the
father of Robert Mills, pupil
of Thomas Jefferson and
America's first native
professionally trained
architect.
The house remained in
the Mills family until 1835
when it was sold by William's
daughter, Sarah. It was
restored in the 1930s by
Mrs. Henry Chisolm.

 
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.567′ N, 79° 55.683′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Elliott Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Elliott Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poinsett Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Othneil Beale's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Bank of the United States (about 300 feet
William Mills Tenement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
2. William Mills Tenement Marker
away, measured in a direct line); 83-107 East Bay Street   Rainbow Row (about 300 feet away); Thomas Bee's House (about 300 feet away); Ann Peacock House (about 300 feet away); Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company (about 300 feet away); One Broad Street (about 300 feet away); 8-10 Tradd Street (about 400 feet away); Convention on Ratification (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Mills. Robert Mills (August 12, 1781 – March 3, 1855), most famously known for designing the Washington Monument, is sometimes called the first native born American to become a professional architect, though Charles Bulfinch perhaps has a clearer claim to this honor. (Submitted on December 13, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
William Mills Tenement and<br>Marker (Far Right) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
3. William Mills Tenement and
Marker (Far Right)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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