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DuBose Heyward House

 
 
DuBose Heyward House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 10, 2011
1. DuBose Heyward House Marker
Listed in the National Register November 11, 1971; Designated a National Historic Landmark November 11, 1971.
Inscription.

Has Been Designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark


Under the Provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This Site Possesses Exceptional Value
in Commemorating or Illustrating
the History of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1972
(Marker Number 71000749.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.476′ N, 79° 55.74′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Church Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located between Tradd Street and Stolls Alley. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Brewton House (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas Dale House (a few steps from this marker); 73 Church Street (a few steps from this marker); Capers Motte House (within shouting distance of this marker); 83-85 Church Street
DuBose Heyward House and Marker, 76 Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 10, 2011
2. DuBose Heyward House and Marker, 76 Church Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); John McCall House (within shouting distance of this marker); 26 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 23 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding DuBose Heyward House. National Register of Historic Places:
The historical significance of the DuBose Heyward House rests primarily on his novel, Porgy, which inspired the famed folk opera Porgy and Bess. In this novel, Heyward chose for his setting the African American community of Charleston, and for his protagonist a crippled beggar whose struggle he treated with sensitivity and insight. The result was a dramatic story which has attained the status of a national legend. Dubose Heyward was born into an ristocratic family in Charleston on August 31, 1885. Heyward lived in the house from approximately 1919 to 1924. He began as a poet. In fact he was a co-founder of the Poetry Society of South Carolina in 1920. The house has been substantially altered and now serves as a wing of the house which it adjoins. The house is a two-and-one-half story building of three bays. The tile roof is hipped
DuBose Heyward House and Marker image. Click for full size.
S.C. Dept. of Archives and History, May 13, 2007
3. DuBose Heyward House and Marker
and has a single dormer on the street side. When the house was joined to a neighboring house as a wing, the entrance door was changed into a window. Listed in the National Register November 11, 1971; Designated a National Historic Landmark November 11, 1971.(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)

Heyward, Dubose, House *** (added 1971 - - #71000749)
76 Church Street, Charleston
♦ Historic Significance: Person
♦ Historic Person: Heyward,DuBose
♦ Significant Year: 1924, 1919
♦ Area of Significance: Literature
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
DuBose Heyward House image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Charles Bayless, circa 1978
4. DuBose Heyward House
Historic American Engineering Record; Habs SC,10-CHAR,249-1
 
 
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