City Directories and History: HOPTON-MUCKENFUSS HOUSE
Constructed circa 1830
“Robert Hopton acquired this lot in 1821, a site formerly owned by John Burckmeyer, who built the house next door at 124 Wentworth Street. The three-story, plantation style version of the Charleston single house faces the street with a double tiered piazza and two central doorways on the first two floors with rectilinear transoms and sidelights. The wooden picket fence standing on a masonry coping is a common in the neighborhood. After passing through several owners, the house became the property of H. W. Muckenfuss. W. Murragh Muckenfuss, an attorney on Broad Street, lived here for much of the late-nineteenth century.”
Information from: The Buildings of Charleston – J.H. Poston – Author, for the Historic Charleston Foundation, 1997
Other sources of interest: Charleston Tax Payers of Charleston, SC in 1860-61 and the Dwelling Houses of Charleston by Alice R.H. Smith – 1917 The HCF may also have additional data at: Past Perfect and further research can be uncovered at: Charleston 1861 Census Schedule or The Charleston City Guide of 1872
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