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Daniel Huger House

c. 1760

 
 
Daniel Huger House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Daniel Huger House Marker
Inscription.
Handsome Georgian "Double House" constructed of brick but covered by stucco after 1886 earthquake. Drawing room has handsome ceiling plaster work decorations and carved overmantel with ionic pilasters. Residence of last Royal Governor Lord William Campbell, whose flight ended era of Royal rule. Daniel Elliot Hugar aquired the house from his uncle in 1818, and it has ever since remained property of Huger family. LaFayette was entertained here in 1825.

 
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.364′ N, 79° 55.825′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street near Ladson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Bull's House (a few steps from this marker); 37 Meeting Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 36 Meeting Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 39 Meeting Street
Daniel Huger House and Marker looking north on Meeting Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Daniel Huger House and Marker looking north on Meeting Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); George Eveleigh House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House (about 300 feet away); Young-Johnson House (about 300 feet away); 42 Church Street (about 400 feet away); Thomas Heyward, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Black and White Worlds: (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding Daniel Huger House. Lord William Campbell, South Carolina's last Royal Governor, lived in this house in 1775. Shortly after the Revolution it came into the possession of the Huger (pronounced "U—Gee") family, members of which still own it. Hugers have been prominent in South Carolina for generations. The Huger House is a good example of the unique Charleston "double house." A flight of stone steps leads from the street to the elevated first floor, through which runs a large center hall, to the back door that opens onto a garden. The three-story piazza on the south side is a recent addition. The Huger House is in excellent condition, a showplace of the historic
Daniel Huger House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Daniel Huger House and Marker
area of Charleston.(National Park Service; Colonials and Patriots)
 
Also see . . .  Daniel Huger, Find a Grave excerpt. US Congressman. He was educated in Charleston and England and became a rice planter (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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