Fort Johnson, James Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Federalist style house is an exceptional example of Antebellum Architecture and is best known for its interior wood gougework ornamentation.
In 1973 the Marshlands House was listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is maintained as one of our cultural resources.
Erected by S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Location. 32° 45.034′ N, 79° 54.031′ W. Marker is in Fort Johnson, James Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Fort Johnson Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at S.C. Department of Natural Resources Campus Approx. 500 yards from northern tip,Fort Johnson Road, James Island. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29412, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grice Marine Laboratory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Shot of the War of Secession Battery Cheves (approx. one mile away); Sally Port (approx. 1½ miles away); Powder Magazine (approx. 1½ miles away); Casemates and Cannon (approx. 1½ miles away); 42-Pounder, Banded and Rifled (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Johnson, James Island.
Regarding Marshlands House. Architecturally, the Marshlands house is a valuable example of a plantation home built during the Federal period. The interior floor plan, the large front piazza, and the high brick foundations reflect the location and period of construction as well as the lifestyle of the owner. The handcarved woodwork is outstanding and especially noteworthy because of the presence of two distinct styles: Adam ornamentation and gouge work. Marshlands was built during the crest of expanding rice production after the Revolution. The two-and-a-half story clapboard house has remained basically unaltered since it was built in 1810. Brick foundations and chimneys, however, were taken apart and reconstructed following a 1961 move of approximately seven miles from its
(South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
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