• 18 Montagu Street

Benj Smith House

Historic Property
Street Address:
18 Montagu Street

Site card S108042000300264000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1788
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Signficant Architectural Features:
This house is the oldest surviving house on Montagu Street, and today is used for apartments. It is built on a full height basement and is rather simple in outward appearance with a flat roof and wide 2-tiered piazzas. The most impressive features of the interior are the parlor and dining room with fully paneled chimney breasts and recessed paneled wainscoting. The second story drawing room possesses beautifully proportioned bolection work and an unusually fine pediment over-mantel.
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