Poyas-Mordecai House

Poyas-Mordecai House (HMI8Z)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 46.53', W 79° 55.86'

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A Private Residence

— c. 1788 —

Dr. Jean Ernest Poyas built this classic Charleston single house in elegant Adamesque style of architecture. It was purchased in 1837 by Moses Cohen Mordecai, an important historic figure, who added the piazzas and connected the main house to the kitchen house.

Mr. Mordecai, originally opposed to secession, became a blockade runner in support of the Confederacy and lost his entire fortune. Forced to flee to Baltimore after the war, he was again very successful in business. In 1870 Mr. Mordecai, at his own expense, brought home the bodies of South Carolina soldiers who fell at Gettysburg.
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HM NumberHMI8Z
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Placed ByPreservation Society of Charleston
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600116 N 3626904
Decimal Degrees32.77550000, -79.93100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.53', W 79° 55.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 31.80" N, 79° 55' 51.60" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 69 Meeting St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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