BEHRE COLUMN: Creative solution gives historic house a lift- Charleston Post and Courier

That was the challenge the College of Charleston Foundation faced with the Blacklock House at 18 Bull St., a Neoclassical double-house construction for one of the city’s wealthiest British merchants.

Its first and third floors currently are used as offices, but the grand second floor is used for public gatherings. Until just recently, only those able to climb (or have themselves carried up) 14 stairs could use the space.

George Watt, the foundation’s executive director, had a unique background that led him to want to change that.



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