• 7 Meeting Street

Joseph Smith House

Historic Property
Street Address:
7 Meeting Street

Site card S108042000300160000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1788;circa 1778
Exterior Walls Materials:
Porch Shape:
2 story veranda
Signficant Architectural Features:
Photograph of house shows early Federal structure with circular 1-story portico (w/ balustraded roof); house has cupola and side has 2-story veranda. ;House is unusual in that behind its cypress weatherboarding is a layer of brick giving added substance to its handsome facade. House was built about 1778 by Josiah Smith and later became an exclusive mens club. It was during this time that the famous "Charleston Club Punch" was invented and was for long after a Charleston tradition. Today it is a private residence.
Historic Charleston Foundation Survey 1972
Archives Location:
Box 3, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014