John Cordes Prioleau House

John Cordes Prioleau House (HMI91)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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N 32° 46.518', W 79° 55.848'

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68 Meeting Street

— circa 1810 —

This property, originally known as Town Lot Number 54 of the Grand Modell of Charles Town, was granted by the Lords Proprietors to William Jones March 23, 1682. In 1808, the property was purchased by John Cordes Prioleau, a wealthy planter. Madame Rosalie Acelie Tongo's School for Young Ladies was located here from 1855 to 1862.
After 1882, it was the home of Dr. Charles U. Sheppard, who is noted for his efforts to establish tea production in the Lowcountry. The current appearance of this large stuccoed brick dwelling, with Renaissance Revival detailing, reflects alterations and additions made in the 1890s by William Bachman Chisolm.
HM NumberHMI91
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByPreservation Society of Charleston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600135 N 3626882
Decimal Degrees32.77530000, -79.93080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.518', W 79° 55.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 31.08" N, 79° 55' 50.88" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 Ropemakers Ln, Charleston SC 29401, US
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