• 23 Montagu Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
23 Montagu Street

Site card S108042000300267000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1843
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Signficant Architectural Features:
This antebellum house was built by Dr. Thomas Eveleigh for his widowed daughter, and is of the normal Charleston single house style, having two rooms on either side of a central hall. Although the rooms on the first level are grand in themselves, by comparing them to the corresponding rooms on the second level, one can see that the second floor is the main living area. The second story possesses far greater height and sufficient enrichment in the Greek Revival woodwork and plaster to set them aside clearly as the drawing and dining room of the dwelling. In the 1890's the house was extensively remodeled to the then popular Victorian influence, which accounts for its stucco facade with sheet metal cornice.
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