By Jennifer Hudson Taylor
I love visiting Charleston, and it looks like I'll be going back to do some more research on one of my historicals. An excellent excuse for an adventure, don't you think?
Friday, February 19, 2010
6:51 AM Jennifer Hudson Taylor 6 comments
Anyway, I thought I would share some photos of some antebellum homes from my last Charleston trip. The first image is of the Joseph Manigualt House built in 1803. At that time this was Wragg Borough and was considered "the country", outside the city limits of busy Charleston. The setting of this home will suit the new features of my story quite well. There were lots of planters and plantations near Charleston back then and they would go to "town" for business, church, shopping, and other attractions and social occasions.
The second house is 1 East Battery. This is on the eastern side of Charleston overlooking the bay. East Battery is named for the cannons that deployed here during the War of 1812. Thomas A. Coffin built this 3-story stuccoed brick mansion in 1850. He sold it to Louis deSaussure in 1858 and it is still referred to as the deSaussure House.
This third house is on 52 Murray Blvd. It was the first to be built on this street. It is a 15-room home, built of Summerville brick with red Ludovici tile roofing. Many 19th century homes were built beside it creating a row down the street forever altering the surroundings of the nearby White Point where the famous pirate of the high seas Stede Bonnet was hung.