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Brick House Ruins

Edisto Island, South Carolina
County of Charleston.
National Register Number: 70000580
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Emergency in
Congressional District: SC-6 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 15, 1970):
Constructed about 1725, this two story house exhibits the French Huguenot influence on the state's Colonial architecture. Built of brick imported from Boston and lumber which had been aged 7 years prior to its use in construction, the house was the focal point of a 300 acre plantation. In 1929, a fire burned all but its shell.

Serious structural degradation. Major cracks have developed and the south wall is deformed. If nothing is very done soon, the whole structure will collaspe.

No changes since the last report

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