City Directories and History: GADSDEN-BURCKMEYER HOUSE
Constructed 1820-30; altered early-1900s
“Col. John Ashe of 32 South Battery left this lot to his daughter Mary, the wife of Christopher Gadsden. The Gadsdens nineteenth-century view built this three-story masonry house with front pediment, probably in the 1820s. In the early-twentieth century the double-tiered, bow-front piazzas were removed and a Neoclassical Revival style doorway, ironwork balcony, and lunette window were added to the front facade.”
Information from: The Buildings of Charleston – J.H. Poston for the Historic Charleston Foundation, 1997
Other sources: Charleston Tax Payers of Charleston, SC in 1860-61, Dwelling Houses of Charleston by Alice R.H. Smith – 1917, Charleston 1861 Census Schedule, and a 1872 Bird’s Eye View of Charleston, S.C. The Hist. Charleston Foundation may also have additional data at: Past Perfect
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