Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 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 Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Church Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur 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.
1. Thomas Young House, 35 Church Street
Thomas Young built this house c. 1770, the same time as the house at 30 Meeting Street on the same lot. It became the home of Dr. Joseph Johnson, physician, author, mayor, and bank president in 1812 when he paid $4,050 for the residence and lot fronting 36' on the west side of "Church Street continued." Dr. Johnson's father was a blacksmith who led the Mechanics in protecting the Stamp Act. Joseph wrote Traditions of American Revolution describing events of that time. He lived here until the late 1840s.
The ca. 1770 house formerly had a stuccoed façade, ornate window hoods, and a two-tier piazza. Wilmer Hoffman, who purchased 35 Church Street in 1940, removed those features.
— Submitted September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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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 530 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.