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Major Peter Bocquet's House

c.1770

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
1. Major Peter Bocquet's House Marker
Inscription.  
Peter Bocquet the younger built this house
shortly after the lot was given to him in July,
1770, by his father Peter Bocquet, senior, a
Huguenot immigrant. The younger Bocquet
became a major in the Revolutionary forces,
a member of the General Assembly, a Privy
Councilor and later State Treasurer and
Commissioner of Sequestrated Estates.
He planted in St. Paul's Parish.
The superbly handsome Georgian
decoration of the interior is notably like that
of Col. John Stuart's house, c. 1772, at
106 Tradd St. Other notable features are the
handsome Regency style front door frame,
done in stucco, and the second floor balcony.

 
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1770.
 
Location. 32° 46.575′ N, 79° 55.938′ W. Marker
Major Peter Bocquet's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
2. Major Peter Bocquet's House Marker
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is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Broad Street 0.1 miles east of King Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Broad Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Doctor John Lining (within shouting distance of this marker); Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (within shouting distance of this marker); This Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Gedney Main Howe, Jr (within shouting distance of this marker); William Harvey House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (about 300 feet away); County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Blake Tenements (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named County of Charleston Historic Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Major Peter Bocquet's House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
3. Major Peter Bocquet's House
Major Peter Bocquet's House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
4. Major Peter Bocquet's House
Major Peter Bocquet's House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 12, 2010
5. Major Peter Bocquet's House
Major Peter Bocquet's House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
6. Major Peter Bocquet's House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   6. submitted on October 4, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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