Heyward-Washington House

87 Church St., Charleston, South Carolina

Photos 

Thomas Heyward, Jr. House

1. GENERAL VIEW

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

From 1777 to 1794, this three story brick structure, a fine example of a Charleston "double house", was the home of Thomas Heyward, Jr. (1746-1809), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house was built in 1772. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 15, 1970

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1970
Reference number
70000576
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Double-house
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Plaza; Secondary structure
Current functions
Museum; Single dwelling; Plaza
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1771; 1772
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 1

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