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UPDATED 03/10/04

Introduction

Residents of Charleston developed a unique house type known as the Single House. Called Single Houses because they were a single room wide, they also had entry "piazzas" (porches) on the south or west side, which faced gardens.

The earlier houses were Georgian, Federal or Classical, but in the 19th and 20th centuries they were built in many styles and sizes. The door shown above is for one of the largest of the Classical Single Houses, the Pineapple House on Legare (le-GREE) Street. Behind the door are steps leading up to the southern piazza.

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