Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
8-10 Tradd Street
The Lamboll Double Tenement
The masonary structure of this double residence was constructed by Charleston merchant Thomas Lamboll circa 1726. The date of construction is based on surviving land grants showing the establishment of common use alleys on either side of the property. The original frame upper story and roof were heavily damaged by fires in the mid-eighteenth century and rebuilt circa 1781. The gambrel or "Dutch gable" roof is a rare surviving example of an architectural form once common in eighteenth century Charleston. Regrettably, the gambrel roof form has largely disappeared from the city as a result of early twentieth century demolitions.
This building was owned and renovated in 1918 by Miss Susan Pringle Frost, founder and first president of the Society for the Preservation of Old Dwellings, later renamed the Preservation Society of Charleston. Miss Frost was the guiding force behind the renovation of many buildings in the city, including several on Tradd Street.
Erected 1999 by The Preservation Society of Charleston.
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
Location. 32° 46.504′ N, 79° Touch for map. Located between Bedons Alley and E. Bay Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8-10 Tradd Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 23 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 26 Tradd Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); 90 East Bay Street Ancrum Wharf Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Othneil Beale's House (within shouting distance of this marker); 83-107 East Bay Street Rainbow Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Christie House (about 300 feet away); Thomas Legare House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . . Preservation Society - Susan Pringle Frost. ...an ardent suffragist, championing the most radical wing of the movement, the National Woman’s Party. While her role as an elite woman agitating for the vote is significant, her lasting legacy is in preserving her beloved Charleston, SC. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on December 26, 2012, by Spencer Means of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.