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William Blacklock House, Charleston County (18 Bull St., Charleston)
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The William Blacklock House, ca. 1800, is an excellent example of the Adam style. The house has a double door entryway placed in a frame of intricately designed sidelights and topped by one of the city’s handsomest fanlights (elliptical). The door is set in a wide brick arch that is flanked by narrower window arches to either side. The house is a massive, three-story brick building with a hipped roof, and is set back from the sidewalk just the width of the matched double stairs with wrought iron railing that rise over the first floor entry. Two marble columns support the platform to which the stairs ascend. The basement door is concealed under the double stairs by a pair of columns in a Palladian spacing. Marble keystones have been inserted in between the red brick headers which form arches above the windows of the fašade. The house has an unusually large lot and is one of the largest residences in the city. Overlooking the rear garden are two outbuildings with Gothic windows. William Blacklock, the builder and owner, was a member of the Branch Bank of the U.S. in Charleston. Listed in the National Register November 7, 1973; Designated a National Historic Landmark November 7, 1973.

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