Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House
This notable three and one half story single house is situated on lot number 233 of the Grand Modell as granted by the Lords Proprietors in 1694. This remains one of the largest residential lots in the city. The present house was built by the Reverend Gervais on the foundation of an earlier brick dwelling. The earlier dwelling was constructed circa 1760 by Benjamin Yarnold, one of America’s earliest composers. The Reverend Gervais was for many years the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Johns Island. In 1851 Gervais published a pamphlet opposing secession, and in 1854 he published three volumes of sermons. The novelist Josephine Pinckney, author of "Three O’clock Dinner," was born here in 1895. The property was also the original location of the Gaud School for Boys, which operated from 1906 to 1918 in a two story brick building in the back yard.
By Mike Stroud, September 29, 2011
1. The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House Marker, including :
Preservation Society of Charleston
The Carolopolis Award is a plaque placed on buildings that have been preserved, restored, rehabilitated or are outstanding examples of new construction. The award is presented to those individuals, businesses or organizations that currently own the property. The Carolopolis Award is a slightly modified reproduction of the seal of the City of Charleston. The word Carolopolis comes from the original name of the city
Erected by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
Location. 32° 46.396′ N, 79° 56.046′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Legare Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Tradd and Gibbes Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Legare Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toomer- Purse House (within shouting distance of this marker); Simmons-Edwards House (within shouting distance of this marker); 32 Legare Street (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fullerton House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 123 Tradd Street (about 400 feet away); 125 Tradd Street (about 400 feet away); 8 Legare Street (about 400 feet away); 126 Tradd Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
2. The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 402 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.