56 Tradd Street
— circa 1740 —Charleston shipbuilder George Ducat constructed this two-story Charleston single house shortly after purchasing the property in 1739. The house is a rare surviving example of a Charleston residence constructed partly of Bermuda stone, a coral limestone imported from that island as building material. Bermuda stone continued to be imported to Charleston as late as the 1770's for use in seawalls and fortifications.
In the mid-nineteenth century the two-story brick kitchen building was attached to the main house by a connector. The double tiered piazza with Tuscan columns and balusters was added during this period.
George Ducat also built 60 Tradd Street circa 1732 for his daughter Margaret on her marriage to Charleston physician Dr. William Cleland. In 1760 Dr. Cleland built 58 Tradd Street for his son on a lot bequeathed to the family by Ducat.
|Placed By||The Preservation Society of Charleston|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 11:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 600205 N 3626828|
|Decimal Degrees||32.77480000, -79.93005000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 46.488', W 79° 55.803'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 46' 29.28" N, 79° 55' 48.18" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 54-56 Tradd St, Charleston SC 29401, US|
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