• 59 Church Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
59 Church Street

Site card S108042000100412000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1735
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Stucco; ; ;
Roof Shape:
2 story
Signficant Architectural Features:
The house originally had entrances on both levels in the center of the street facade, but now the house has an entrance in the curtain wall of the 2-tiered piazza which looks out over a side garden. The balcony fronting the second story entrance was removed when the doors were enclosed as windows and affords a more balanced effect to the house. ;Built in 1735, this house was first the home of Thomas Rose and his wife, Beuler Elliot Rose, the daughter of a wealthy and unconventional Charleston family. One of her brothers subsequently gave the land just down the street to a group of fleeing Maine Baptists who left that state to seek refuge in Charleston because of their religious disagreements with their peers over infant baptism. The area became so prolificately Baptist that became known to locals as "Baptist Town."
Historic Charleston Foundation Survey 1972
Archives Location:
Box 1, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014