This Week’s Historic House Puzzle!

This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! ~ The Birthplace of Historic Preservation in Charleston.

Click here to go to the free online puzzle: https://yourhistorichouse.com/charleston-historic-preservation-birthplace-puzzle/

Stevens-Lather House in Charleston, SC, was built c. 1843 in the Greek Revival style for Samuel and Mary Stevens. In 1870, the second owner, Richard Lathers, had it enlarged and remodeled in the Second Empire style by architect Henry Deveraux.

In April 1920, a group of citizens gathered here and formed the Society for the Preservation of Old Dwellings, the first local preservation group organized in the U.S. The group was instrumental in creating the nation’s first historic district in 1931. It is now known as the Preservation Society of Charleston.

Local historic preservation ordinances are covered in Chapter 5, Bureaucrats You’ll Meet, in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.” Greek Revival and Second Empire are two of the 25 styles and types described and illustrated in Chapter 2.

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries other authors’ select preservation and restoration titles. Save with our multi-book combo packs!

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