The Moses C. Levy House

The Moses C. Levy House (HMYYK)

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

N 32° 47.14', W 79° 55.751'

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circa 1816

Moses C. Levy, a Polish born King Street merchant, built this valuable Federal style single house between 1811 and 1816. The house is located on land originally owned by Henry Laurens, one of the wealthiest merchants in the United States and President of the Continental Congress from 1777-1778. Moses Levy was heralded for his bravery in saving the scrolls of Beth Elohim Synagogue at 90 Hasell Street from destruction in the great fire of 1838. The property was later the home of William J. Grayson, a pro-Union apologist for slavery and author of the poem, "The Hirling and the Slave." The Levy House is noted for its exceptionally carved Adam style woodwork, which includes the piazza door surround. The property was recently restored by the current owner after many years of neglect.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series
Placed ByPreservation Society of Charleston
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600274 N 3628033
Decimal Degrees32.78566667, -79.92918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.14', W 79° 55.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 8.40" N, 79° 55' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 E Bay St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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