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Title 68 Broad Street (Daniel Ravenel House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1800; repaired after 1886 earthquake and after 1989 Hurricane Hugo. This typical Charleston single house, continuously occupied by descendants of the Ravenel/Mazyck families, is the oldest continuing legacy property in the city. Isaac Mazyck, a leading Charleston landowner and Huguenot immigrant, devised the lot to his daughter Charlotte in 1749. A wooden house shown on a mid-18th century plat burned in the fire of 1796, and Daniel Ravenel and his wife, of Wantoot Plantation, built the present house. The line of black-tiled outbuildings including kitchen, washhouse, stable, and slave quarters is visible from Washington Park (part of the original lot was condemned for the public square before 1820). The distinctive brick wall with arched, inset stucco panels follows a style traditional to Charleston.

File contains various FOHG house histories; building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; narrative house history from Historical Society Tour (1969) including Daniel Ravenel genealogical information; newspaper articles (including 1968 DYKYC); photocopy of photograph; Rosen and Associates inspection report (1989); photocopies of HABS photographs; house history from 60 Famous Houses; copy of interior description (and photos) from The Charleston Interior.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Civic Square
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.068.001