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In 1817, Charles Edmondston (1782-1861), a successful Charleston merchant, purchased a plot of land on East Bay. Edmondston finished building his house on this plot in 1825. His house would be the first dwelling built on Charlestons High Battery. Edmondston sold his house to Charles Alston (1796-1881), a member of one of the wealthiest rice-planting families of South Carolina's Georgetown County. He made several changes to the exterior of the house to conform it to the popular Greek Revival style of the period.

This Greek Revival mansion, circa 1828, commands a sweeping view of Charleston Harbor and is a treasure trove of documents, furniture, silver and china. Guided tours are available. The house is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The house is also open Sunday and Monday afternoons. Hours are subject to change.

Location: 21 East Battery, Charleston South Carolina 29401 Telephone 843-722-7171

Other History nearby:
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(Beaufort) Beaufort Museum
(Charleston) Best Friend Museum and Shop
(Walterboro) Bonnie Doone Plantation
(Charleston) Boone Hall
(Charleston) Calhoun Mansion

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