John Drayton House

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The John Drayton House is at 2 Ladson Street.

The John Drayton House is a two-story wooden residence constructed on property that had been given by the state's first lieutenant governor, William Bull, to his son-in-law, John Drayton. [1] The house was built, probably by John Drayton (the builder of Drayton Hall plantation), some time after 1746 with alterations made in about 1813 and again in about 1900. [2] Over time, the house has been attributed to different owners; during most of the 20th century, the house was credited to James Shoolbred, the first British consul in Charleston, with a construction date of about 1793. [3]

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  1. Othersen, Helen N. (May 15, 1978). "2 Ladson St.: Colorful History". News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. pp. B1. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  2. Poston, Jonathan (1997). The Buildings of Charleston. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press. pp. 233–234.
  3. "Six Homes Are Added to Spring Tours Here". News and Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. January 22, 1950. pp. 6-C. Retrieved April 2, 2016.

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