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The Aiken-Rhett House

  • Also Known As: Robinson-Aiken House
  • Also Known As: Gov William Aiken House

  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum
  • Activity Category: Tour



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1820/00/00 Aiken-Rhett House is built for Charleston merchant John Robinson
1825/00/00 John Robinson losses five ships at sea and sells his Charleston double house
1827/00/00 William Aiken Sr Home William Aiken Sr buys a Charleston double house
1833/00/00 William Aiken Jr Home William Aiken and his new bride, Harriet Lowndes, make the Aiken-Rhett House their primary residence
1833/00/00 Harriet Lowndes Aiken Home William Aiken and his new bride, Harriet Lowndes, make the Aiken-Rhett House their primary residence
1858/00/00 Joseph Daniel Aiken Architect While abroad, Governor Aiken commissions his cousin, Joseph Daniel Aiken, to design and oversee the construction of an art gallery

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Particulars for The Aiken-Rhett House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Cultural Affiliation Enslaved African American
Architectural Style Federal
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Information Potential
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling
Crime Slavery
Level of Significance State
Attribute Urban

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 21st November 1977

Registry Name: Aiken, Gov. William, House
Registry Address: 48 Elizabeth St.
Registry Number: 77001216
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Late victorian, Federal
Contributing Buildings: 3
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential, Person
Cultural Affiliation: American, Urban
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1800-1824, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Significant Year: c 1820, c 1833, c 1857
Associated People: Aiken,William,Sr.,et al.
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Work in progress
Current Sub-Function:

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