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Chesnut Cottage

  • Address: 1718 Hampton St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Chesnut Cottage


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1860/00/00 Chesnut Cottage is built between 1855 and 1860 as a "Columbia cottage", adaptation of the standard Neo-Classic cottage to local conditions and requirements.
1864/07/25 Mary Boykin Chesnut Home Now we are in a cottage rented from Doctor Chisolm.... We moved into this house on the 20th of July. My husband was telegraphed to go to Charleston. General Jones sent for him. A part of his command is on the coast. - MBC Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book)
1864/07/26 General James Chesnut Jr Home My husband had arrived. He was seated at a pine table, on which someone had put a coarse, red table-cover, and by the light of one tallow candle was affably entertaining Edward Barnwell, Isaac Hayne, and Uncle Hamilton. He had given them no tea, - MBC Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Sweet Tea
1864/10/05 George Washington Custis Lee Guest The President (Davis) was watching me prepare a mint julep for Custis Lee when Colonel McLean came to inform us that a great crowd had gathered and that they were 'coming to ask the President to speak to them at one o,clock. - MBC Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Mint Julep
1864/10/05 Mrs Preston sent a boned turkey stuffed with truffles, stuffed tomatoes, and stuffed peppers. Each made a dish as pretty as it was appetizing. - MBC Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Truffle
1864/10/05 Jefferson Davis Visitor While visiting the Chesnuts, Confederate President Jefferson Davis gives a speech from the front porch to "an immense crowd it was - men, women, and children. The crowd overflowed the house, the President's hand was nearly shaken off." - MBC Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book)
1864/10/05 I had been gathering what I could of eatables for a month, and now I found that nearly everybody in Columbia was sending me whatever they had that they thought nice enough for the Presidents dinner. We had the 66 old Madeira from Mulberry, - MBC Mary Chesnut's Civil War (book) Madeira Wine

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Particulars for Chesnut Cottage:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Building Attribute South Carolina Columbia Cottage
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 6th May 1971

Registry Name: Chesnut Cottage
Registry Address: 1718 Hampton St.
Registry Number: 71000797
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Classical revival, Other
Attribute: Columbia Cottage
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: c 1855
Associated People: Chestnut, Gen. James
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Health care
Current Sub-Function: Medical business, office

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