Robert Brewton House

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Robert Brewton House
Robert Brewton House.jpg
1983 picture from the Historic American Buildings Survey.
Robert Brewton House is located in South Carolina
Robert Brewton House
Location 71 Church St., Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°46′28″N 79°55′46.2″W / 32.77444°N 79.929500°W / 32.77444; -79.929500Coordinates: 32°46′28″N 79°55′46.2″W / 32.77444°N 79.929500°W / 32.77444; -79.929500
Built 1730
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 66000700
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL October 9, 1960[2]

Robert Brewton House, built in 1730, is the oldest dated "single" house in Charleston, South Carolina. A single house is one room wide, with the narrow end towards the street, the better to catch cool breezes.[3][4]

The property upon which the house is built was purchased by Robert Brewton on March 15, 1712, and he sold it on January 5, 1722. An ad for the property referred to a tenement in which Brewton lived, suggesting that the house was built at least by 1721. A deed for the neighboring house at 73 Church St. also referred to the building in 1733.[5]

Robert Brewton had been born in 1698 and was married twice. At times he was a church warden and a captain for the Charlestown militia. He was elected to the Commons House of Assembly in 1736 and became the powder receiver in 1745.[6]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960.[2][7]

The SC DAH summary is here.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Robert Brewton House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  3. ^ Dillon, James (June 5, 1975). "Robert Brewton House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Robert Brewton House" (pdf). Photographs. National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Stockton, Robert (May 12, 1975). "Brewton House 'Earliest Single'". Charleston News & Courier (B1). Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Stockton, Robert (May 12, 1975). "Brewton House 'Earliest Single'". Charleston News & Courier (B1). Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ James Dillon (February 15, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Robert Brewton House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior and interior, from 1969 and 1975 PDF (32 KB)
  8. ^ "Robert Brewton House, Charleston County (71 Church St., Charleston)". National Register Properties in South Carolina listing. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 

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