• 13 Montagu Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
13 Montagu Street

Site card S108042000300260000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1789
Number of Stories:
2 1/2
Exterior Walls Materials:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Built by Jacob Williman, the house is a simple Georgian, and one of the earliest dwellings of the area. Though extremely simple in plan and embellishment the house was considered substantial for the period of its construction. It is built on a high brick basement and is centered with a massive chimney, which does not allow for a central hallway, and causes the rooms to open into one another. The stairs climb up along one side of the chimney in an enclosed cabinet effect similar to that found in New England dwellings of the 17th century. Upstairs are four small bedrooms connected by a north hall. The most carefully embellished room is the downstairs drawing room, which features a waist-high dado with recessed paneling and a full entablature in wood a foot high.
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