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The Moses C. Levy House

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
1. The Moses C. Levy House Marker
Medallion:
Award 1995
Carolopolis
Condita A.D.
1670
Preservation Society of Charleston

The Carolopolis Award is a plaque placed on buildings that have been preserved, restored, rehabilitated or are outstanding examples of new construction. The award is presented to those individuals, businesses or organizations that currently own the property. The Carolopolis Award is a slightly modified reproduction of the seal of the City of Charleston. The word Carolopolis comes from the original name of the city.
Inscription.
circa 1816

Moses C. Levy, a Polish born King Street merchant, built this valuable Federal style single house between 1811 and 1816. The house is located on land originally owned by Henry Laurens, one of the wealthiest merchants in the United States and President of the Continental Congress from 1777-1778. Moses Levy was heralded for his bravery in saving the scrolls of Beth Elohim Synagogue at 90 Hasell Street from destruction in the great fire of 1838. The property was later the home of William J. Grayson, a pro-Union apologist for slavery and author of the poem, “The Hirling and the Slave.” The Levy House is noted for its exceptionally carved Adam style woodwork, which includes the piazza door surround. The property was recently restored by the current owner after many years of neglect.
 
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 47.14′ N, 79° 55.751′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Bay Street (U.S. 52), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between
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By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
2. The Moses C. Levy House and Marker
Laurens and Society Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 East Bay Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Benjamin DuPré House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Dr. Joseph Johnson House   (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William C. McElheran House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 14 George Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Rhett House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Col. William Rhett House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
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By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
3. The Moses C. Levy House
The Moses C. Levy House,Historic American Engineering Record, Habs SC,10-CHAR,33--1 image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, C.O. Greene, March 25, 1940
4. The Moses C. Levy House,Historic American Engineering Record, Habs SC,10-CHAR,33--1
The Moses C. Levy House, Historic American Engineering Record, Habs SC,10-CHAR,33--5 image. Click for full size.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis I. Schwartz, July 1962
5. The Moses C. Levy House, Historic American Engineering Record, Habs SC,10-CHAR,33--5
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S.C. Dept. of Archives and History, April 6, 2007
6. The Moses C. Levy House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on January 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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