The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements

The Colonel Alexander Hext Tenements (HMQAO)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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N 32° 46.484', W 79° 55.8'

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51-53 Tradd Street

— circa 1736 —

This Georgian double-tenement is located on part of lot number 60 of the Grand Modell, a city plan developed between 1670-1680. Lot number 60 was granted originally to Robert Tradd, after whose family Tradd Street is named. The property was constructed circa 1736 as an investment by Colonel Alexander Hext, a Johns Island planter who served as a member of the Commons House of Assembly from 1725-1736. Number 53 Tradd was later the home of George Saxby, a prominent merchant and planter. Saxby served as a member of the Commons House of Assembly in 1746 and from 1751-1753, and as Inspector of Stamp Duties during the Stamp Act crisis of 1765. During the crisis, a mob ransacked his house in search of stamps and Saxby was burned in effigy. The Colonel Hext Tenements were restored in the 1950's.
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series
Placed ByThe Preservation Society of Charleston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600210 N 3626820
Decimal Degrees32.77473333, -79.93000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.484', W 79° 55.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 29.04" N, 79° 55' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53 Tradd St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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