• 31 Meeting Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
31 Meeting Street

Site card S108042000300172000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1792
Roof Shape:
Flat ;Parapet
Porch Shape:
2 story veranda
Signficant Architectural Features:
One of the first houses in Charleston to install gaslights in the Antebellum era and one of the last mansions to be wired for electricity, this 1792 structure was built by Lt. Gov. James Ladsen. The house has undergone numerous renovations in keeping with the changing fashions of the day, and today is featured as a Victorian house with a flat parapet roof, front bays, and a 2 story veranda on the side. a reminder of the Charleston single house it originally was. A very unique Oriental garden is in the rear and the walks were laid by Japanese artisans in the herringbone pattern. An enchanting "tea house" stands amid the garden.
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