James Spear House

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The James Spear House at 30 South Battery, Charleston, South Carolina

The James Spear House is a historic home in Charleston, South Carolina along Charleston's Battery. The property upon which the house was built was acquired by James Spear in 1860 for $5,000; a plat connected with the sale does not reveal any improvements to the lot. However, by the time of a municipal census conducted in 1861, Spear was already occupying the house.[1]

The house is a three-story brick house in the Italianate style that was popular in Charleston just before the Civil War. The house has a two-story porch across the front (south facade) with a third story that is open to the elements. Behind the house, there is a two-story service building original to the house. The service building was connected to the house some time after 1882.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Stockton, Robert P. (November 7, 1977). "Spear House Has Italianate Style". News & Courier. Charleston, South Carolina. pp. B1. Retrieved April 28, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Stockton" defined multiple times with different content