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Patriots, pleats, preservation

Our location at Zero George Street, just two blocks from the Charleston harbor, is in Charleston’s Ansonborough neighborhood, named after Captain George Anson (1697-1762) who, as a 26-year-old sailor in command of the H.M.S. Scarborough was sent to protect Charleston from pirates. Anson bought the land from his winnings at cards, and Ansonborough became Charles Town’s first suburb, laid out on lands outside the walled settlement. George Street and our neighboring cross street, Anson Street, bear his name. Our hotel sits on two adjoining lots that were part of an Ansonborough tract known as the “Federal Green,” owned by famous American patriot Christopher Gadsden, which was eventually divided into six wharf lots and 197 back lots around the turn of the 19th century.

Exterior of Zero george hotel and residences

Maison Du Pré

Between 1803-05, a French tailor named Benjamin Du Pré built a two-story wooden Federal Style house on a high brick basement along with an accompanying two-story brick outbuilding on Lot 4 (315 East Bay Street.) In 1874, Charles Seignious, the neighbor at 317 East Bay Street, purchased the property and brought the two adjoining lots together to form what became known as Maison Du Pré.

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0 George Street Charleston
South Carolina 29401 USA
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