Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
113 Ashley Avenue
Bennett - Hayne House
—circa 1800 —
Windows and louvered shutters are nine over nine lights. The two tiered piazza with Tuscan columns and turned balusters span the south facade and a portion of the west facade. A rear addition was added in the late nineteenth century.
Bennett operated rice and lumber mills in partnership with his father, Thomas Bennett, Sr. The elder Bennett, along with Daniel Cannon and Jonathan Lucas, Jr., were pioneers in establishing lumber and rice mills in the Charleston area. The Bennetts were also partners in the architectural firm Bennett and Son. The design of the Classical Revival style Bennett Rice Mill on Washington Street is attributed to Thomas Bennett, Jr.
In 1825 the house was sold to Mrs. Susan McElhenny, whose daughter Emily married Paul Hamilton Hayne, a lieutenant in the United States Navy.
The interior of 113 Ashley Avenue is notable for its original woodwork and elegant central staircase.
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.873′ N, 79° 56.666′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Ashley Avenue north of Bull Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between Bull and Bennett Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Ashley Avenue, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 95 Ashley Avenue (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); I. Jenkins Mikell House (about 700 feet away); 66 Bull Street The John Cart House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glover - Sottile House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 69 Ashley Avenue Eli Gedding House Old Bethel Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); 55 Ashley Avenue The Baker House (approx. ¼ mile away); Bethel Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Lucas House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .
1. Paul Hamilton Hayne, Wikipedia entry. He lost all of his possessions — including his house and an extensive library — when Charleston was bombarded in 1862. In 1863, Hayne moved his family to Grovetown, Georgia.... (Submitted on December 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Thomas Bennett, Jr. Thomas Bennett, Jr. (August 14, 1781 – January 30, 1865) was the 48th Governor of South Carolina from 1820 to 1822. (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Adam Style. The Adam style (or Adamesque and "Style of the Brothers Adam") is an 18th century neoclassical style of interior design and architecture, as practiced by the three Adam brothers from Scotland; of (Submitted on June 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.