Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
DuBose Heyward House
Has Been Designated a
Under the Provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This Site Possesses Exceptional Value
in Commemorating or Illustrating
the History of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 46.476′ N, 79° 55.74′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Church Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Tradd Street and Stolls Alley. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Brewton House (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas Dale House (a few steps from this marker); 73 Church Street (a few steps from this marker); Capers Motte House (within shouting distance of this marker); 83-85 Church Street John McCall House (within shouting distance of this marker); 26 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 23 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding DuBose Heyward House. National Register of Historic Places:
The historical significance of the DuBose Heyward House rests primarily on his novel, Porgy, which inspired the famed folk opera Porgy and Bess. In this novel, Heyward chose for his setting the African American community of Charleston, and for his protagonist a crippled beggar whose struggle he treated with sensitivity and insight. The result was a dramatic story which has attained the status of a national legend. Dubose Heyward was born into an ristocratic family in Charleston on August 31, 1885. Heyward lived in the house from approximately 1919 to 1924. He began as a poet. In fact he was a co-founder of the Poetry Society of South Carolina in 1920. The house has been substantially altered and now serves as a wing of the house which it adjoins. The house is a two-and-one-half story building of three bays. The tile roof
Heyward, Dubose, House *** (added 1971 - - #71000749)
76 Church Street, Charleston
♦ Historic Significance: Person
♦ Historic Person: Heyward,DuBose
♦ Significant Year: 1924, 1919
♦ Area of Significance: Literature
♦ Period of Significance: 1900-1924
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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