Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
36 Meeting Street
Many eminent South Carolina family names are associated with this property; DeSaussure, Vanderhorst, Brunch, Rivers, Kershaw and Pelzer.
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.389′ N, 79° 55.831′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 39 Meeting Street (a few steps from this marker); 37 Meeting Street (a few steps from this marker); William Bull's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Huger House (within shouting Black and White Worlds: (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Landscape of the Enslaved (about 300 feet away); Nathaniel Russell House (about 300 feet away); George Eveleigh House (about 400 feet away); The Site of Colleton Bastion (about 400 feet away); Timothy Ford's House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding 36 Meeting Street. From the Abstract of Title for 36 Meeting it is known that in May of 1741 the land was surveyed and that is was owned by Arnouldus Vanderhorst, a planter from Berkeley County. The land was sold in 1743 to a carpenter, Easie Brunch, and it was probably he who was responsible for building the house, which still stands today. The building is an excellent example of the Georgian style Charleston "single house'. It is quite similar to other houses built around the same time in both masonry and wood. The Thomas Elfe house on Queen Street should be viewed comparatively. It has been suggested that piazzas did not come into usage until late in the eighteenth
quite unique and may reveal one of the original owner's interests.
Also see . . .
1. 36 Meeting Street, today. Built in 1740 this pre-Revolutionary War single house offers three elegant suites in the heart of the Historic District. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Arnoldus Vanderhorst. After his service in the state Senate, Vanderhorst was elected mayor of Charleston for two terms. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Henry William de Saussure, from Wikipedia. At the age of 16, together with his father Daniel de Saussure (1736-1798), he participated in the defense of the city during the 1780 Siege of Charleston. (Submitted on October 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
4. Charleston Single House. The Charleston Single House is the architectural style most associated with Charleston, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. Georgian Architecture. Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840. (Submitted on June 23, 2012, 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 October 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on October 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.