132 Smith Street, Charleston, SC

This Heritage candle was created from a section of floor joist from 132 Smith Street, Charleston, SC. Also known as the John Bickley Tenement, it is located in the Radcliffeborough section north of the original city wall. This large home was built circa 1859 and converted to apartments in the early 20th century. 

 

Bickley constructed this two and one half story plantation style home over a raised basement. This property was sold in 1861 to Theodore Dehon Wagner, a Confederate blockade runner. The home was converted to an apartment in the early 20th century and much of the historical features have been obscured by additions to the building. It is still used as an apartment building with many students from the College of Charleston located a few blocks away.