Nathaniel Russell was a wealthy merchant and slave trader. He was born in 1738. Russell was originally a shipping merchant from Rhode Island. He dealt with rice, indigo, and cotton. He moved to South Carolina in 1765 to take advantage of the city's thriving seaport. Additionally, it was there that he became involved with the international slave trade. At the age of fifty he married his wife Sarah. The couple had two daughters, Alicia and Sarah. It was believed that Nathaniel not only had his home built to show off his wealth, but also had hoped to find suitable marriages for his daughters. His daughter Sarah inherited the house after Nathaniel’s death, and she lived there until her own death in 1857. Check out the Nathaniel Russell house below.
The Nathaniel Russell House is a present day museum and historic landmark. It was built in 1808 by merchant and slave trader Nathaniel Russell, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973. The houses' architectural style is a mix of Federal and Neoclassical. From 1870-1905 the home served as a school for the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy. Then in 1955, the Historic Charleston Foundation purchased the home. They then turned it into a museum for the public. You can tour the historic house daily from 10am to 5pm.
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The house has an unknown number of bedrooms and bathrooms with over 1,400 square feet of space. The house features three main rooms per floor, each with a different geometric design. Furthermore, as you walk into the foyer you are greeted by an impressive spiraling staircase, surrounded by golden walls. The golden stairwell ascends all the way up to the third floor. The house and grounds are separated by a wrought iron fence, with the entrance gate flanked by tall brick columns. Also, the backyard homes the South garden. The South garden features a formal English garden with gravel paths, boxwood hedges, and plants favored in the 19th century.
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Love that the interior of the Nathaniel Russell House is decorated much like it was back in the day. From the paint colors, to the antique accessories. It's like you step back in time every time you step inside the house.
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