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Cameron House

 
 
Cameron House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 5, 2012
1. Cameron House Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1851 by
Hugh P. Cameron,
a crockery merchant, as his residence.
In 1892, David Bentschner,
a clothing merchant,
purchased the home and changed
the interior to Colonial Revival.
The front gate, carrying his initials,
was added at that time.

 
Erected by The College of Charleston.
 
Location. 32° 46.986′ N, 79° 56.345′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Bull Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located between Pitt and Coming Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Bull Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Blacklock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kornahrens-Guenveur House (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Lucas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nine College Way (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); College of Charleston (about 600 feet away); Bethel Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Elizabeth Jackson (about 700 feet away); President's House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding Cameron House.
Cameron House and Marker at 12 Bull Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 5, 2012
2. Cameron House and Marker at 12 Bull Street
this house has an unusual plan, with two parlors in front, a small room and stairhall at the rear and the entrance in a pavillion on the east side. The interior was remodeled in the 1890s in the Colonial Revival style. The College of Charleston restored the house in 1972 as a faculty residence. (Charleston County Library)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cameron House, entrance in a pavillion on the east side. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 5, 2012
3. Cameron House, entrance in a pavillion on the east side.
Cameron House -The front gate, carrying David Bentschner initials, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
4. Cameron House -The front gate, carrying David Bentschner initials, as mentioned
Cameron House- David Bentschner initials image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
5. Cameron House- David Bentschner initials
Cameron House , today The Caroline and Albert Simons, Jr. Center for Historic Preservation image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 5, 2012
6. Cameron House , today The Caroline and Albert Simons, Jr. Center for Historic Preservation
housed at 12 Bull Street, on the western edge of the College of Charleston's campus, which itself is located in the center of the historic district of peninsular Charleston. The Cameron House was built c.1851. The graceful antebellum mansion houses classrooms, design studios, exhibit space and faculty and program offices for the program of Historic Preservation and Community Planning.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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