Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Miles Brewton House
Erected by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 46.338′ N, 79° 55.939′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on King Street near Ladson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 King Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Lamboll House 19 King Street (within shouting distance of this marker); John McKee House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8 Legare Street (about 400 feet away); Edgar Wells House (about 500 feet away); Simmons-Edwards House 54 King Street (about 500 feet away); John Fullerton House (about 500 feet away); Toomer- Purse House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Miles Brewton House. National Register of Historic Places :
Brewton, Miles, House *** (added 1966 - - #66000699)
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799
The Miles Brewton House (ca. 1765-1769) is one of the most distinguished town houses of the American colonial period, and the most outstanding of Charleston’s “double houses.” It is one of the few Palladian buildings undertaken in the South by direct influence of the Italian himself. The classical detailing is exquisitely correct, and raises the exterior form to a level of accomplishment very seldom reached by any American Palladian building. Particularly in the two-story portico with its superposed Doric and Ionic orders carved from Portland stone, its finely proportioned pediment with oval window, and its beautifully incised frieze and architrave, do we realize
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 719 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.