54 King Street

54 King Street (HMW9P)

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

N 32° 46.423', W 79° 55.941'

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The James Brown House
Circa 1768

The James Brown House is situated on a portion of Lot Number 82 of the Grand Modell, the city plan for Charleston that was developed in 1670. The lot was originally granted by the Lords Proprietors on June 12, 1694 to John Frowman, a butcher, for an annual rent of one penny. This three and one-half story Georgian style Single House, and two story brick dependency building were constructed in 1768 by James Brown, a master carpenter. Brown represented St. Michael's and St. Philip's Parishes in the Provincial Congresses, participated in the construction of the first South Carolina State House, and was imprisoned by the British during the Revolutionary War.

The handsome two-tiered Regency style piazzas and entry door surround were added between 1810 and 1830 by the Lehre' or Gantt families, who owned the house during this period. During the 1860s, the house was owned as an investment by George A. Trenholm, a merchant. Trenholm served as Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States of America from July 1864 to April 1865, and also was engaged in blockade running during the Civil War.
HM NumberHMW9P
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Preservation Society of Charleston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599991 N 3626705
Decimal Degrees32.77371667, -79.93235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.423', W 79° 55.941'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 25.38" N, 79° 55' 56.46" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54 King St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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