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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Simmons-Edwards House

 
 
Simmons-Edwards House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
1. Simmons-Edwards House Marker
Listed in the National Register January 25, 1971;
Designated a National Historic Landmark November 7, 1973.
Inscription.
Has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

This Site Possesses National Significance
in Commemorating the History of the
United States of America

1975
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
(Marker Number 71000753.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.362′ N, 79° 56.033′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Legare Street. Touch for map. Located between Tradd and Gibbes Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12-14 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 (a few steps from this marker); John Fullerton House (a few steps from this marker); 8 Legare Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reverend Paul Trapier Gervais House (within shouting distance of this marker); Parker Drayton House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 32 Legare Street
Simmons-Edwards House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2, 2011
2. Simmons-Edwards House and Marker
(about 500 feet away); Miles Brewton House (about 500 feet away); John McKee House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding Simmons-Edwards House. National Register of Historic Places:
Simmons-Edwards House *** (added 1971 - - #71000753)
Also known as The Pineapple Gates
12--14 Legare St. , Charleston
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Federal
♦ Period of Significance: 1800-1824


Built ca. 1800 by Francis Simmons, this three-story house with raised basement is done in the Federal style. The two-story piazza located on the side of the house is typical of many Charleston dwellings during this period. Brick composition is Flemish bond and house has brick quoins at each of its corners. First floor colonnade has stylized unfluted Corinthian columns. Second floor colonnade has segmental arches and the roof over the piazza is denticulated. Basement is arcaded under the piazza. Entrance door has small denticulated cornice over a transom. Roof is hipped with three dormers on each side of the house while one faces the street and rear of the house. In 1816, George Edwards
Simmons-Edwards House Pineapple Gate image. Click for full size.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
3. Simmons-Edwards House Pineapple Gate
purchased the property and enlarged the premises, creating a garden which was separated from the house yard by a notable fence of wrought iron which had unusual stuccoed columns topped with sandstone balls. The house has extensive outbuildings connected to the main house at its rear. Listed in the National Register January 25, 1971; Designated a National Historic Landmark November 7, 1973. (South Carolina Department of Archives and History)
 
Also see . . .  Simmons-Edwards House. was built for Francis Simmons, a Johns Island planter.... (Submitted on October 12, 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 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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