• 1 Meeting Street (& South Battery)


Historic Property
Street Address:
1 Meeting Street (& South Battery)

Site card S108042000300157000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1846
Architect or Builder:
John Robertson
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Roof Shape:
Porch Shape:
3 story veranda
Signficant Architectural Features:
This imposing mansion is truly a magnificent example of the late Empire Period. The house rises high on its English basements and contains lofty interior ceilings and enormous rooms. Built by John Robertson in 1846, it is of solid brick construction with cypress and hear of pine timbers and flooring. At one time the house served as apartments and at that time the basement was converted into a restaurant. After the present owners bought the house the basement was the temporary home of Charleston's "Miss Mason's School." The house has a massive hallway larger than most modern apartments and a grand sweeping stairway that leads to the upper story rooms which are connected by huge sliding doors affording a tremendous area for large entertainments.
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