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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

President's House

Circa 1770

 

— (College of Charleston) —

 
President's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
1. President's House Marker
Inscription.  
Built as the parsonage of
St. Philip's Church and home
of the Reverend Robert Smith,
The College of Charleston's
first president (1790~1797).
The College's initial classes
were held in 1785 on the
ground floor.

The house is the official
residence for College of
Charleston presidents.

 
Erected by College of Charleston.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 32° 46.92′ N, 79° 56.182′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Glebe Street near Wentworth Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Glebe 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. Affra Harleston Coming (within shouting distance of this marker); Septima Clark Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Public Lending Library in the American Colonies (about 500 feet away, measured in
President's House and Marker, at left near corner image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
2. President's House and Marker, at left near corner
a direct line); College of Charleston (about 700 feet away); Kornahrens-Guenveur House (about 800 feet away); Nine College Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cameron House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Blacklock House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of the College of Charleston. The first classes were held on the ground floor of Reverend Smith's home on Glebe Street (now the residence for College of Charleston presidents). Later, rooms for the College were fashioned out of an old military barracks located on public land that is now the Cistern Yard. (Submitted on April 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Reel-Scout, College of Charleston - President's House Slideshow. The architectural look of the 1st floor is correct to period for the 19th century, plus grounds (Submitted on April 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
President's House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 6, 2012
3. President's House
President's House Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis I. Schwartz, May 1958
4. President's House Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-CHAR,169--1
President's House Historic American Engineering Record image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis I. Schwartz, May 1958
5. President's House Historic American Engineering Record
Habs SC,10-CHAR,169--5
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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