Miles Brewton House

27 King St., Charleston, South Carolina


Miles Brewton House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Photographer C.O. Greene April 1940 VIEW FROM THE EAST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Built between 1765 and 1769, this two story house of almost square design is an excellent example of a "Charleston double house" with a highly ornamented interior and exterior. During the Revolutionary War it was occupied by British General Clinton, and in the last days of the Civil War it was used by Union officers. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
NR name
Brewton, Miles, House
Architectural styles
Georgian; Other architectural type; Double-house
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Forest
Current functions
Single dwelling; Forest
Period of significance
Significant years
1765; 1769
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2014: New photos from Michael Miller
  • July 23, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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