Charleston's Early History

Charleston homes are as diverse as the area that surrounds them. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that some of the most historically significant colonial buildings in the United States are right here in Charleston. So, if you've been looking for a Charleston home, chances are you're never too far away from historical U.S. icons.

Charleston Homes: Early American History

When it comes to homes in Charleston, you'll find a mix of styles available today. In the 1700s, many of the homes followed the Southern Colonial style of the 1600's, which featured foyers with homes that were always one room deep (single-story) with a steep-pitched roof. However, the architecture began to change to feature two-room deep (two-story) with a more moderate sloping roof and dormer windows. Even to this day, you'll find similar looking homes in this design. It was during this time, Charleston's Golden Age of 1760-70s, when the Exchange and Customs House was created. Today, it's known as the Old Exchange Museum, but during its time, it was the commercial, political and social center of Charleston, while also being instrumental in our war for independence from the British. It was also during this time that Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island, was constructed. So as you can see, if you decide to purchase Charleston real estate, you're often near the town's historical and humble beginnings.

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