• 442 King Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
442 King Street

Site card S108042000200494000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1890
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Brick;Stucco; ;
Roof Shape:
Signficant Architectural Features:
Commercial. ;Built in 1840 by James Fergerson, this building which is a commercial site today was once a fashionable home in the then Charleston suburb of Wraggsborough. The house is characterized by a Victorian false front which was probably added after the earthquake of 1886. The dwelling was a typical Charleston single house with a two-tiered piazza and numerable outbuildings which are still present. Although the front of the house has been thrown open as a commercial space, the ornate cornice and ceiling medallion can still be seen in one of the principle rooms.
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