Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Blacklock House
has been designated a
This Site Possesses National Significance
in Commemorating the History of the
United States of America
National Park Service
U.S. Department of Interior
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 46.978′ N, 79° 56.358′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Bull Street, on the right when traveling east. Located Between Pitt and Coming Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Bull Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cameron House (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Lucas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kornahrens-Guenveur House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Farr House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nine College Way (about 500 feet away); Bethel Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); College of Charleston (about 700 feet away); Elizabeth Jackson (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding William Blacklock House. National Register of Historic Places:
Blacklock, William, House *** (added 1973 - - #73001681)
18 Bull St. , Charleston
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Federal, Other
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1800-1824
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Current Function: Education
♦ Current Sub-function: College
The William Blacklock House, ca. 1800, is an excellent example of the Adam style. The house has a double door entryway placed in a frame of intricately designed sidelights and topped by one of the city’s handsomest fanlights (elliptical). The door is set in a wide brick arch that is flanked by narrower window arches to either side. The house is a massive, three-story
1. The William Blacklock House,
built in 1800, is one of the United States' most important Adamesque houses. The house is two stories of brick on a high brick basement. The facade features a large lunette in the pediment, openings in blind arches, delicate tracery, and a double flight of iron-railed steps. The property, located at 18 Bull St., Charleston, South Carolina, includes Gothic Revival outbuildings.
The design has similarities to the work of Gabriel Manigault, but no attribution has ever been confirmed. Blacklock was a member of the committee responsible for the construction of a bank (now City Hall) which was designed by Manigault in the same year. Other design elements of 18 Bull St. are similar to those uses in other Manigault designs.
Today, the house is owned by the College of Charleston which uses it for social events in addition to housing the Alumni Relations Office. (Wikipedia)
— Submitted February 14, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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