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Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House

38 Church Street

 

—circa 1812 —

 
Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
1. Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House Marker
Inscription.
This three and one half story stuccoed masonry Adamesque single house with a two tiered piazza was constructed between September of 1811 and June of 1812 by George Keenan, a grocery merchant. The house was purchased in 1814 by Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur, a native of Caen, Normandy, who significantly improved the property. Dr. Le Seigneur emigrated to Charleston in 1793 as a refugee from the Santo Dominigan slave revolution.

Dr. Le Seigneur was noted for operating a hospital for slaves known as the House of Health, which was located at the southwest corner of Broad and Savage Streets. After Le Seigneur's death in 1846, the property was home of the related Hopkins-Mikeil-Lebby-Jenkins family for 128 years, with the title descending in the female line.

The interior features handsome woodwork and decorative plaster of the Adam, Regency and Victorian periods. The distinctive crenelated tower on the north elevation was added in 1902.

 
Erected 1996 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.35′ N, 79° 55.767′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South
Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
2. Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House
Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Young-Johnson House (here, next to this marker); George Eveleigh House (within shouting distance of this marker); 42 Church Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Verree House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Huger House (about 300 feet away); William Bull's House (about 400 feet away); Thomas Heyward, Jr. (about 400 feet away); 6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House (about 400 feet away); 36 Meeting Street (about 400 feet away); 37 Meeting Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Haitian Revolution. The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was a period of conflict in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House<br>Church Street Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
3. Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House
Church Street Entrance
Additional Medals Awarded<br>to the Le Seigneur House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
4. Additional Medals Awarded
to the Le Seigneur House
Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
5. Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,161 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 26, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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