6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House

6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House (HMY1U)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.367', W 79° 55.69'

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circa 1820s

Captain Francis W. Saltus, Sr., a Charleston ship owner and cotton factor built this two and one half story Federal style single house. The frame structure rests on a raised basement and features a closed return box cornice and a gable roof with an elaborate central pediment flanked by two dormer windows. Double piazzas supported by slender columns span the east fa?ade, shallow arches highlight the first floor piazza, as does the central doorway which is capped with a semi-elliptical transom typical of the period. Shortly after construction Captain Saltus put the property in trust for his daughter Susan Ann Lubbock, wife of Beaufort physician Dr. Henry Thomas Willis Lubbock. Their eldest child Francis Richard Lubbock served as Governor of Texas (1861-1865) and the town of Lubbock, Texas was named for him. The property was sold in 1832 to Otis Mills, a wealthy entrepreneur and financier who developed the original Mills House, one of Charleston's premier antebellum hotels. In the early twentieth century 6 Water Street was converted into 10 apartments. It was rehabilitated back to use as a single family residence in the 1960s. Water Street follows the course of Vanderhorst Creek, which was filled in during the first decade of the 19th century. In September 1775 Lord William Campbell, the last Royal Governor of South Carolina, used Vanderhorst Creek to escape from the city.
HM NumberHMY1U
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Preservation Society of Charleston series
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPreservation Society of Charleston
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600384 N 3626606
Decimal Degrees32.77278333, -79.92816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.367', W 79° 55.69'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 22.02" N, 79° 55' 41.40" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 Water St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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