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The Louis DeSaussure House

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 28 July 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Louis DeSaussure House is an antebellum house at 1 East Battery, Charleston, South Carolina. The house was built for Thomas Coffin in 1850 and sold to Louis D. DeSaussure for $7,500 in 1858. The three-story, masonry house follows a traditional side hall plan; two adjacent parlors are fronted with piazzas along the south side while a stair hall runs along the north side with a front door facing east onto East Battery.

In 1865, during the Civil War, the house was damaged when evacuating Confederate forces blew up a large cannon at the corner of East Battery and South Battery; a piece of the cannon was lodged in the attic of the house. The balconies on the East Battery façade and window ornaments were installed when the house was restored after the Earthquake of 1886 by Bernard O'Neill, who bought it in 1888. The house was used by the military to house Navy officers during World War II and was later converted into apartments. The carriage house for 1 East Battery was later subdivided into a separate house known as 2 South Battery.

Photo captured May 22, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 125 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Another lovely one!

28 Jul 2014 7:47am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful building and so full of history

28 Jul 2014 8:10am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

They just do not build them like this anymore, what history this building has coming on
to almost 200 years. Beautiful saturation !~

28 Jul 2014 9:33am

Malaura from France

C'est joli par là-bas ! Quelles belles couleurs, quelles belles demeures et quelle belle photo ! Bonne journée :)

28 Jul 2014 11:12am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très joli .... belle prise .)

28 Jul 2014 12:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous architecture. SOme lovely homes in this area

28 Jul 2014 4:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is definitely a beauty. Such a long and colorful history it has had.

28 Jul 2014 7:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors, lighting & shadows!

28 Jul 2014 11:29pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very charming home and great information on its history; beautiful street corner too!

28 Jul 2014 11:58pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

You're giving us a magnificent historical and architectural tour in this great and interesting series ... Excellent work Steven and thanks for sharing !!!

29 Jul 2014 12:25am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

What beautiful architecture. This house has an interesting history. I love the large porch and the balconies. A beautiful image!

29 Jul 2014 12:56am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe maison avec cette architecture ces palmiers quelle merveille.

29 Jul 2014 2:52am

Langevine from Angers, France


29 Jul 2014 6:52am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Beautiful trees in front of that building.

31 Jul 2014 10:50am