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Twelve. Simmons-Edwards House

Twelve. Simmons-Edwards House

14 Legare Street (South of Broad)
CharlestonSC  29401
 

The Simmons-Edwards House was built for Francis Simmons, a Johns Island planter, around 1800. It is a three-story house with a raised basement in the Federal style.The Simmons-Edwards House is famous for its large brick gates with decorative wrought iron.The gates, which were installed by George Edwards (who owned the house until 1835) and which bear his initials, include finials that were carved to resemble Italian pinecones. They are frequently referred to as pineapples by locals, and the house is known popularly as the Pineapple Gates House.