Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
37 Meeting Street
James Simmons House
—circa 1760 —
The house served as "Executive Headquarters" and home to Confederate General Pierre T.G. Beauregard. He led the capture of Ft. Sumter in 1861 and organized the defense of the city against Union forces and the attack on the Federal blockade fleet.
Erected 2004 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.382′ N, 79° 55.842′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 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); 36 Meeting Street William Bull's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Huger House (within shouting distance of this marker); 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 400 feet away); The Site of Colleton Bastion (about 400 feet away); George Eveleigh House (about 400 feet away); Timothy Ford's House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .
1. The buildings of Charleston: a guide to the city's architecture; 37 Meeting Street. By Jonathan H. Poston, Historic Charleston Foundation (Charleston, S.C.), page 259 (Submitted on October 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. 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 24, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893) was a Louisiana-born American military officer, politician, inventor, writer, civil servant, (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
1. Thomas Hanscome willed 37 Meeting street to his son James in 1789
There is no mention on your site of my ancestors owning 37 Meeting Street. I am looking at Thomas Hanscome's will 9/21/1789, which states, "I give and devise to my said son James and his heirs forever, my house and lot in Charleston on the East side of Meeting Street, known and distinguished by the number thirty seven, which I bought of John Todd and William Pitt." How could James Simmons have owned it at the same time?
— Submitted August 5, 2016, by Joan Dickinson of Bradenton, Florida.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 24, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.