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Edward Rutledge House

  • Also Known As: Carter-May House
  • Currently Known As: The Governors House Inn

  • Travel Genus: Lodging , Sight
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Lodging category: Casual Lodging

From 1787 until his death, this was the residence of Edward Rutledge (1749-1800), a delegate to the Continental Congress (1774-77), where he signed the Declaration of Independence, and Governor of South Carolina (1798-1800). - NHL Statement of Significance


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1760/00/00 Designed by Miller and Fullerton as a Georgian double house, Rutledge House is built outside the walled city of Charles Towne for James Laurens on the site of the former Charleston Orange Garden.
1787/09/27 Henrietta Middleton Home By late September 1787, the Rutledges move into a well built elegant house at 55 Broad St (now 117 Broad St) which had been constructed by a Mr Miller.
1787/09/27 Edward Rutledge Home By late September 1787, the Rutledges move into a well built elegant house at 55 Broad St (now 117 Broad St) which had been constructed by a Mr Miller.
1800/01/23 Edward Rutledge Died Home due to his gout, Governor Rutledge, dies in Charleston before the end of his term. He is buried at the Saint Philip's Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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Particulars for Edward Rutledge House:
Sight Category Building
Building Type Mansion
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 11th November 1971

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Rutledge, Edward, House
Registry Address: 117 Broad St.
Registry Number: 71000751
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1787, 1800
Associated People: Rutledge,Edward
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Health care
Current Sub-Function: Sanatorium

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Lodging category Casual Lodging
Lodging Style Grand Home

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