51-53 Tradd Street
— circa 1736 —This Georgian double-tenement is located on part of lot number 60 of the Grand Modell, a city plan developed between 1670-1680. Lot number 60 was granted originally to Robert Tradd, after whose family Tradd Street is named. The property was constructed circa 1736 as an investment by Colonel Alexander Hext, a Johns Island planter who served as a member of the Commons House of Assembly from 1725-1736. Number 53 Tradd was later the home of George Saxby, a prominent merchant and planter. Saxby served as a member of the Commons House of Assembly in 1746 and from 1751-1753, and as Inspector of Stamp Duties during the Stamp Act crisis of 1765. During the crisis, a mob ransacked his house in search of stamps and Saxby was burned in effigy. The Colonel Hext Tenements were restored in the 1950's.
|Series||This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series|
|Placed By||The Preservation Society of Charleston|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 600210 N 3626820|
|Decimal Degrees||32.77473333, -79.93000000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 46.484', W 79° 55.8'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 46' 29.04" N, 79° 55' 48.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 53 Tradd St, Charleston SC 29401, US|
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