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The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements

51-53 Tradd Street

 

—circa 1736 —

 
The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
1. The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements Marker
Inscription. This Georgian double-tenement is located on part of lot number 60 of the Grand Modell, a city plan developed between 1670-1680. Lot number 60 was granted originally to Robert Tradd, after whose family Tradd Street is named. The property was constructed circa 1736 as an investment by Colonel Alexander Hext, a Johns Island planter who served as a member of the Commons House of Assembly from 1725-1736. Number 53 Tradd was later the home of George Saxby, a prominent merchant and planter. Saxby served as a member of the Commons House of Assembly in 1746 and from 1751-1753, and as Inspector of Stamp Duties during the Stamp Act crisis of 1765. During the crisis, a mob ransacked his house in search of stamps and Saxby was burned in effigy. The Colonel Hext Tenements were restored in the 1950's.
 
Erected by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.484′ N, 79° 55.8′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Tradd Street 0.1 miles east of Meeting Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
2. The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George Ducat House (a few steps from this marker); The William Vanderhorst House (a few steps from this marker); Jacob Motte House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. William Cleland's House (within shouting distance of this marker); 58 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); William Harvey House (within shouting distance of this marker); 83-85 Church Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Timothy Ford's House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, December 27, 2010
3. The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements
The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements Marker at 53 Tradd Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 6, 2011
4. The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements Marker at 53 Tradd Street
Included next to the marker
Medallion:
Award
Carolopolis
Condita A.D.
1670
Preservation Society of Charleston
The Carolopolis Award is a plaque placed on buildings that have been preserved, restored, rehabilitated or are outstanding examples of new construction. The award is presented to those individuals, businesses or organizations that currently own the property. The Carolopolis Award is a slightly modified reproduction of the seal of the City of Charleston. The word Carolopolis comes from the original name of the city
 
 
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 455 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   4. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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