The planters and traders of pre Civil War in Charleston spent fortunes on their homes. We had only been a country for thirty years yet international trade was enormous.
Most all of the towns manors and homes had one thing in common, grandiose staircases and entrances. The first thing a visitor saw.
The photographs below are of stairs, three stories high, circular, and they float free from the walls. An impressive creation in 1808.
Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston, South Carolina.
2 thoughts on “Architectural Marvel, From 1808”
Very nice – the craftsmen (likely abroad) of that era were incredible.
Pre civil war architects usually studied in England. Labor was local and enslaved.