• 171 King Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
171 King Street

Site card S108042000200353000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Brick; ; ;
Roof Shape:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Commercial;Built by William Enston, the noted Charleston millionaire philanthropist and founder of the Enston Home for the Elderly, it late became the home of Earl Mazo, noted journalist of national stature and first biographer of Richard M. Nixon. The present structure was built after the great fire of 1861 which cut a black swarth through the city. It is of Postbellum Gothic Style. The facade rises to a high entablature, the frieze of which features a line of raised rectangular panels with oval recesses, which compliments the fenestration below it. On the main building second floor, the four principle rooms still retain their Greek Revival mantels and simple woodwork.
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