Gov. William Aiken House

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Gov. William Aiken House
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Gov. William Aiken House
Gov. William Aiken House is located in South Carolina
Gov. William Aiken House
Gov. William Aiken House is located in the United States
Gov. William Aiken House
Location48 Elizabeth St., Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinates32°47′29″N 79°56′6″W / 32.79139°N 79.93500°W / 32.79139; -79.93500Coordinates: 32°47′29″N 79°56′6″W / 32.79139°N 79.93500°W / 32.79139; -79.93500
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleGreek Revival, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference #77001216
Added to NRHPNovember 21, 1977[1]

The Gov. William Aiken House, also known as the Aiken-Rhett House, or the Robinson-Aiken House, is a home built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street in Charleston, South Carolina.[2] The house is the best preserved complex of antebellum domestic structures left in Charleston, South Carolina[3].

It was a home of William Aiken, Jr., a governor of South Carolina, and before that was a home of his father, the owner of South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, William Aiken.[4]

Gov. William Aiken House

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

Historic Charleston Foundation owns and operates the Aiken-Rhett House as a historic house museum, as well as the Nathaniel Russell House.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ McNulty, Kappy (March 15, 1977). "Governor William Aiken House, Robinson-Aiken House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Aiken-Rhett House Museum | National Trust for Historic Preservation". Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  4. ^ "Governor William Aiken House, Charleston County (48 Elizabeth St., Charleston)". National Register Properties in South Carolina listing. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2008-04-03.

External links[edit]

External video
Fly-through of Robinson-Aiken House (Double Parlor), Charleston, SC, HABS February 4, 2014