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|Location||Charleston, South Carolina map|
|Date||1800 to 1900 timeline|
|Construction System||wood frame, some brick masonry|
|Style||Charleston U.S. Vernacular|
|Notes||Elegant adaptation to building lot proportions and local climate and tradition|
|Discussion||Charleston Single House Commentary
"For maximum outdoor living space, the Single was sited far to one side of the lot. Unlike most houses today, in which a wide facade faces the street, the two long sides of the Charleston ran from front to back. On one side, the house was augmented by a long veranda, or piazza, often topped by balconies. The veranda and balconies sheltered doors to the rooms. Thus, the doors could be left open in the heat of the day and even in rain storms. Windows located on the opposite long wall promoted cross ventilation."
Jim Kemp. American Vernacular: Regional Influence in Architecture and Interior Design. Washington, D.C.: The American Institute of Architects Press, 1990. p76.
Sources on Charleston Single House
"Southernness in Architecture", by Charles Moore, ArchitectureWeek No. 207, 2004.0901, pC1.2.
Jim Kemp. American Vernacular: Regional Influences in Architecture and Interior Design. Washington: American Institute of Architects Press, 1990. exterior photo from street, p76. exterior photo of door, p212.
Kenneth Severns. Charleston, Antebellum Achitecture and Civic Destiny. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1988. exterior perspective view from the street, p8.
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