Dubose Heyward House

76 Church St., Charleston, South Carolina

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Dubose Heyward House, Right Oblique

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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Description 

From about 1919 to 1924, this was the residence of DuBose Heyward (1885-1940), author the novel PORGY (1925), which inspired the famed folk opera PORGY AND BESS. Heyward chose as the setting for his novel the Black community of Charleston; the protagonist is a crippled beggar whose struggle is treated with sensitivity and insight by the author, himself a victim of polio. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 11, 1971

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 11, 1971
Reference number
71000749
NR name
Heyward, Dubose, House
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant years
1919; 1924

Update Log 

  • January 25, 2016: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • August 18, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 14, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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