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The Benjamin DuPré House

 
 
The Benjamin DuPré House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
1. The Benjamin DuPré House Marker
Medallion:
Award 1985
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.
C.- 1804
This significant single house was built by Benjamin DuPré, a French tailor, sometime after 1803. The entire area was known as “Gadsden’s Green” after Christopher Gadsden who divided this land into six wharf lots and 197 back lots, built a brick Market, a canal and a landing. East Bay Street was known as Front Street, George Street was named Minority Street, after Gadsden’s political interest, DuPré’s house was built in the prevailing Federal Style and in 1813 was purchased by the merchant Thomas Lesesne.
 
Erected by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 47.202′ N, 79° 55.751′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on East Bay Street (U.S. 52) near George Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 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 Moses C. Levy House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Borough Houses (about 800
The Benjamin DuPré House and Marker, 317 East Bay Street (US 52) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
2. The Benjamin DuPré House and Marker, 317 East Bay Street (US 52)
feet away); a different marker also named The Borough Houses (about 800 feet away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Liberty Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Joseph Johnson House   (approx. 0.2 miles away); 14 George Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Benjamin DuPré House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 29, 2011
3. The Benjamin DuPré House and Marker
The Benjamin DuPré House, included in Historic Charleston District image. Click for full size.
S.C. Dept. of Archives and History, Kate Stojsavljevic, Clemson University Graduate Program, January 1, 1980
4. The Benjamin DuPré House, included in Historic Charleston District
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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