William Blacklock House
Charleston, SC 29401
William Blacklock was a member of the Branch Bank of the U.S. in Charleston. He built his house around the 1800s. His house is an excellent example of the Adam style.
The house is a three-story brick building that is set back from the sidewalk just the width of the matched double stairs with wrought iron railing that rise over the first floor entry. Two marble columns support the platform to which the stairs ascend. The house has a double door entry way placed in a frame of intricately designed sidelights and topped by one of the city’s handsomest fanlights. The door is set in a wide brick arch that is flanked by narrower window arches to either side.
The basement door is concealed under the double stairs by a pair of columns in a Palladian spacing. Marble keystones have been inserted in between the red brick headers which form arches above the windows of the facade. Overlooking the rear garden are two outbuildings with Gothic windows. The house has an unusually large lot and is one of the largest residences in the city.
Today, the house is owned by the College of Charleston which uses it for social events in addition to housing the Alumni Relations Office.