Colonel John Stuart House

Colonel John Stuart House (HMWDR)

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

N 32° 46.465', W 79° 55.999'

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circa 1767

National Historic Landmark
Born 1718, Inverness, Stuart was related to ScottishRoyality. Educated in London, he circumnavigatedthe globe aboard Centurion, Adm. Lord Ansoncommanding, capturing the Spanish treasure galleon, De Cavodonga, in 1743; he arrived in Charleston1748. Appointed Crown Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the South, he conducted the Congress ofAugusta, 1763, and missions to the Florida tribes. Asa Loyalist, he was forced to flee during the Revolutionand this property was was confiscated. He died inFlorida 1779. At his death, Sir Henry Clinton wrote,"The loss of so faithful and useful a servant to HisMajesty is at all times to be regretted, but at this critical juncture is most sincerely to be lamented."

The house is a rare example of a colonial side-passageplan. Notable entrance with Corinthian columnspossibly derived from Oakley's Magazine of Architecture of 1730. Porches and side wing c. 1840.Significant restoration by Architect Mead Howells 1935.
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HM NumberHMWDR
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Placed ByThe Preservation Society of Charleston
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599900 N 3626782
Decimal Degrees32.77441667, -79.93331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.465', W 79° 55.999'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 27.90" N, 79° 55' 59.94" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Tradd St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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