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

The John Blake House

58 South Battery

 

—circa 1800 —

 
The John Blake House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
1. The John Blake House Marker
Inscription. The John Blake House was constructed circa 1800 by Blake, a captain in the Continental Army, member of the South Carolina General Assembly, and president of the Bank of South Carolina. The Blake House is constructed of cypress and heart pine on a high brick basement. This dwelling is an unusual example of a Charleston Single House, as it features an ell to the rear of the house. It originally had sweeping views of the Ashley River, which were obstructed after land reclamation to the south and west of the house in the early 20th century. The Blake House received Carolopolis Awards from the Preservation Society in 1970 and 1985 in recognition of the outstanding restoration and preservation of the house. The garden of the Blake House is noteworthy, and was restored in 1985 to a formal parterre design based on documented 18th and 19th century Charleston gardens.
 
Erected 1995 by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.241′ N, 79° 56.03′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of South Battery Street and Legare Street
The John Blake House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
2. The John Blake House and Marker
Marker is visible to the lower-right of the entrance door.
, on the right when traveling west on South Battery Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 South Battery Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Colonel James English House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Gibbes House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harth-Middleton House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8 Legare Street (about 600 feet away); Parker Drayton House (about 600 feet away); Thomas Lamboll House 19 King Street (about 600 feet away); John Fullerton House (about 700 feet away); Toomer- Purse House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The John Blake House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
3. The John Blake House
Gates to the Garden image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
4. Gates to the Garden
Blake House Garden image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
5. Blake House Garden
The John Blake House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
6. The John Blake House
Upper balcony
The John Blake House and Marker at S. Battery and Legare Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
7. The John Blake House and Marker at S. Battery and Legare Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   7. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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