Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Moses C. Levy House
Moses C. Levy, a Polish born King Street merchant, built this valuable Federal style single house between 1811 and 1816. The house is located on land originally owned by Henry Laurens, one of the wealthiest merchants in the United States and President of the Continental Congress from 1777-1778. Moses Levy was heralded for his bravery in saving the scrolls of Beth Elohim Synagogue at 90 Hasell Street from destruction in the great fire of 1838. The property was later the home of William J. Grayson, a pro-Union apologist for slavery and author of the poem, “The Hirling and the Slave.” The Levy House is noted for its exceptionally carved Adam style woodwork, which includes the piazza door surround. The property was recently restored by the current owner after many years of neglect.
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 47.14′ N, 79° 55.751′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Bay Street (U.S. 52), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Benjamin DuPré House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Dr. Joseph Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William C. McElheran House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 14 George Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Rhett House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. William Rhett House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Categories. • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 405 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.