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Nathaniel Russell House, Charleston, South Carolina [Stairs]

Description

Color photographic postcard featuring the Nathaniel Russell House staircase as viewed through the entry hall doors.

Description on verso: Built in 1809, now the museum headquarters of Historic Charleston Foundation, it is furnished much as it might have been when the home of the Russell family. The unknown architect of this house delighted in elliptical curves. He has spiraled these free-standing stairs i a squared hall the better to emphasize the curve. This fine mansion built by Nathaniel Russell, then one of the leading merchants of Charleston is said to have cost him $80,000, a vast amount for the place and the time.

Color photo by Ellis-Sawyer; distributed by Middleton Advertising Company (Charleston, SC).

Item Details

Object ID: 2014.003.002
Creator:
Date: Undated
Subjects:
Doors
Interior Architecture
Nathaniel Russell House (Charleston, S.C.)
Staircases
Stairs