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

6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House

circa 1820s

 
 
6 Water Street Francis Saltus House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 10, 2011
1. 6 Water Street Francis Saltus House Marker
Inscription. Captain Francis W. Saltus, Sr., a Charleston ship owner and cotton factor built this two and one half story Federal style single house. The frame structure rests on a raised basement and features a closed return box cornice and a gable roof with an elaborate central pediment flanked by two dormer windows. Double piazzas supported by slender columns span the east façade, shallow arches highlight the first floor piazza, as does the central doorway which is capped with a semi-elliptical transom typical of the period. Shortly after construction Captain Saltus put the property in trust for his daughter Susan Ann Lubbock, wife of Beaufort physician Dr. Henry Thomas Willis Lubbock. Their eldest child Francis Richard Lubbock served as Governor of Texas (1861-1865) and the town of Lubbock, Texas was named for him. The property was sold in 1832 to Otis Mills, a wealthy entrepreneur and financier who developed the original Mills House, one of Charleston's premier antebellum hotels. In the early twentieth century 6 Water Street was converted into 10 apartments. It was rehabilitated back to use as a single family residence in the 1960s. Water Street follows the course of Vanderhorst Creek, which was filled in during the first decade of the 19th century. In September 1775 Lord William Campbell, the last Royal Governor of South Carolina,
6 Water Street Francis Saltus House and marker, at left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 10, 2011
2. 6 Water Street Francis Saltus House and marker, at left
used Vanderhorst Creek to escape from the city.
 
Erected 2002 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.367′ N, 79° 55.69′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Water Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Water Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Verree House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Site of Granville Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Seizure of the Planter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 42 Church Street (about 300 feet away); James Verree House (about 400 feet away); A House in Mourning: Death of a Soldier (about 400 feet away); George Eveleigh House (about 400 feet away); Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .  Francis Richard Lubbock. When Lubbock's term ended in 1863, he joined the Confederate Army and was appointed to a lieutenant colonel's
6 Water Street Francis Saltus House and Marker, seen at far lower left image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 10, 2011
3. 6 Water Street Francis Saltus House and Marker, seen at far lower left
position, serving under Major General John B. Magruder. By 1864, Lubbock was promoted to aide-de-camp for Jefferson Davis. Following the Confederacy's military collapse Lubbock fled from Richmond, Virginia with Davis. They were soon caught by Union troops in Georgia. He was imprisoned at Fort Delaware for eight months before being paroled. On his return to Texas, Lubbock continued to pursue business interests in Houston and Galveston. From 1878 to 1891, he served as Texas State Treasurer. He died in Austin. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Francis Richard Lubbock, 9th Governor of the State of Texas. image. Click for full size.
courtesy of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, circa 1862
4. Francis Richard Lubbock, 9th Governor of the State of Texas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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