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Photo: 64 Warren St. c.1816

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McCrady says erroneously that Warren Street was named for Sir Peter Warren, a British admiral stationed in Charleston as a young man, and who purchased lands in the vicinity. However, Warren Street was named for the maiden name of Thomas Radcliffe's mother. lt was one of the streets of Radcliffeborough.
("Streets of Charleston"; Stockton, unpub. notes)


42 Warren St.



61 Warren St. c.1830

-- John H. Hyer, a carpenter, built this small wooden singlehouse, evidently on speculation after purchasing the lot in 1830. (Stockton, unpub. notes)


64 Warren St. c.1816

-- James Gabeau built this large plantation style house c. 1816. The interior has simple woodwork. Gabeau is buried in the Huguenot Churchyard.


65 Warren St. c.1834

-- Peter J. Sires, a bookkeeper and member of a Santo Domingan French family who specialized in the building trades, erected this small frame single house c. 1834. Subsequently it was the home of Benjamin F. Pepoon, a prominent lawyer and deputy sheriff.
(Stockton, unpub. MS.)


86 Warren St.



89 Warren St. c.1823

--Chancellor Benjamin Faneuil Dunkin, a native Bostonian related to the prominent Faneuil family of that city, who came to South Carolina early in th 19th century. He became Chancellor of the Equity Court of Appeals and after the Civil War was appointed Chief Justice of the S.C. Supreme Court. He also planted Midway Plantation on Waccamaw Neck. He built this house in 1823-24 and he and his son Alfred Huge Dunkin lived here until 1870. The house, which formerly overlooked Coming's Creek to the west, has a street facade which is almost featureless, and three tiers of piazza facing south. There are large bays at the east and west ends. The interior has fine Regency woodwork.
(Thomas, DYKYC, Dec. 30, 1968; Stoney, This is Charleston , p. 109)