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Middleton Place


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1730/00/00 John Williams, a wealthy landowner, Justice of the Peace and member of the South Carolina Assembly, begins building Middleton Place in the late 1730s.
1741/00/00 Henry Middleton Landscape Architect Henry Middleton, following the principles of Andre Le Notre landscape architect at Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Palace of Versailles, designs and begins the gardens at Middleton Place.
1741/00/00 Henry Middleton Groom Henry Middleton marries Mary Baker Williams (only daughter of John Williams) at Middleton Place, receiving the Plantation in his wife's dowry.
1742/06/26 Arthur Middleton Born Arthur Middleton is born at Middleton Place, South Carolina. Arthur Middleton's Birthday
1750/00/00 Henrietta Middleton Rutledge Born Born in Charleston in 1750, Henrietta Middleton grew-up primarily at Middleton Place
1755/00/00 Henry Middleton Home Henry Middleton builds South Flanker (today's House Museum). He also completed the main house and built North Flanker.
1756/07/05 Sarah Middleton Born Sarah Middleton is born to Mary Baker Williams Middleton and Henry Middleton in Charleston, South Carolina.
1761/01/09 Henry Middleton Widower Mary Baker Middleton (wife of Henry Middleton) dies on 9 January 1761.
1771/00/00 Benjamin West Painter Benjamin West paints a monumental portrait of Arthur Middleton (1742-1787), his wife Mary Izard Middleton (1747-1814) and their infant son Henry (1770-1846).
1780/11/25 Isabella Johannes Middleton Huger Born Isabella Johannes Middleton is born to Arthur and Mary Izard Middleton.
1787/01/01 Arthur Middleton Died Arthur Middleton passes away at The Oaks Plantation, South Carolina. He is buried in the family tomb in the Gardens at Middleton Place.
1865/02/22 Main House and flanking wings are ransacked and burned by 56th Regiment New York Infantry, Union Army
1869/00/00 Williams Middleton Home The South Flanker, the least damaged of the three residences, receives a new roof, Dutch gable ends and an entry hall leading from the Greensward.
1886/08/31 Charleston Earthquake topples the gutted walls of the Main House and North Flanker at Middleton Place. 1886 Charleston Earthquake

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Particulars for Middleton Place:
Area of Significance Agriculture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Colonial
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Education
Other Description English Tudor-Dutch
Historic Use Garden
Landscape Architecture Gardens
Sight Category Historic District
Landscape Architecture Historic garden restoration
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Area of Significance Science
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 6th May 1971

Registry Name: Middleton Place
Registry Address: SE of Summerville on SC 6l
Registry Number: 71000770
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Colonial, Other
Attribute: English Tudor-Dutch
Area in Acres: 110
Contributing Buildings: 1
Non-Contributing Buildings: 5
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Commerce, Education, Science, Politics-government, Agriculture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1700-1749, 1750-1799, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1742, 1787
Associated People: Middleton,Arthur
Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Plaza
Current Function: Domestic, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Plaza

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