Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Colonel John Stuart House
Born 1718, Inverness, Stuart was related to Scottish Royality. Educated in London, he circumnavigated the globe aboard Centurion, Adm. Lord Anson commanding, capturing the Spanish treasure galleon, De Cavodonga, in 1743; he arrived in Charleston 1748. Appointed Crown Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the South, he conducted the Congress of Augusta, 1763, and missions to the Florida tribes. As a Loyalist, he was forced to flee during the Revolution and this property was was confiscated. He died in Florida 1779. At his death, Sir Henry Clinton wrote, "The loss of so faithful and useful a servant to His Majesty is at all times to be regretted, but at this critical juncture is most sincerely to be lamented."
The house is a rare example of a colonial side-passage plan. Notable entrance with Corinthian columns possibly derived from Oakley's Magazine of Architecture of 1730. Porches and side wing c. 1840. Significant restoration by Architect Mead Howells 1935.
Erected by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 46.465′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Tradd Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Samuel Wainwright House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 32 Legare Street (about 300 feet away); Dewar-Lee-Pringle House (about 400 feet away); 54 King Street (about 400 feet away); Edgar Wells House (about 400 feet away); 123 Tradd Street (about 400 feet away); 125 Tradd Street (about 500 feet away); The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Colonel John Stuart House. Colonel John Stuart was appointed the King’s Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District in 1762. By 1765 he obtained full imperial status for his department and was active in handling the Indian affairs of East and West Florida. In 1770 he was named “councillor extraordiary” to advise the governors of Virginia, the provinces and their boards on Indian affairs. Stuart was arrested early in June 1775 on the charge of attempting to incite the Catawba and Cherokee in the British interest. He fled from Lady’s
1. John Stuart,
recently arrived from Scotland, became Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District in 1762—the counterpart of Sir William Johnson of the Northern District. He became an influential member of various colonial councils and in 1772, at the height of his career, at a cost of £18,000, he built a fine three-story white frame residence in Charleston. He lived here until the outbreak
— Submitted October 9, 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 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.