• 78 East Bay Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
78 East Bay Street

Site card S108042000200094000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1800
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Brick; ; ;
Roof Shape:
Signficant Architectural Features:
This is famed Vanderhorst Row, perhaps the oldest apartment house in America. Its 3 units, 76-78-80 East Bay----each have the same space on three floors and an attic but the central unit is somewhat more richly decorated and has arched windows and main entrance on its street side. To the east, each of the units possesses piazzas that afford a grand view of the harbor.
Historic Charleston Foundation Survey 1972
Archives Location:
Box 2, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014