Branford-Horry House, in Charleston, South Carolina, is widely held to be one of the grandest historic homes in one of the nation's oldest cities. Built for a wealth Charleston planter and later sold to the namesake of one of the state's largest counties, it has withstood nearly 250 years and a high speed car crash.
three stories tall at 59 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, Branford-Horry
House is considered one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in
the state. The house was built between 1765 and 1767 for William Branford.
Branford was a wealthy Charleston planter. He sold the house, prior to is
death, to his son-in-law, Thomas Horry. Horry's son Elias inherited the home
upon Thomas Horry's death. Branford-Horry House stayed in the Horry family
house is a three-story Georgian townhouse, also called a double
house. It is primarily constructed of brick with stucco covered walls. It
is five bays wide and has a two story piazza. The piazza extends over the
house withstood a strange incident in 1988 when a speeding car crashed into it,
collapsing two columnns and slamming one into the front door.
been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970.