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Charles Pinckney's Town House
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The town house of Charles Pinckney (1757-1824, see Charles Pinckney) on Meeting Street in Charleston, painted from memory by Mrs. Colden Tracy after it had been destroyed in the 1861 Charleston fire. The fourth generation of the Pinckney family in South Carolina (one of several Pinckneys named "Charles"), the man who owned this elegant home reflected the wealth of this class and age in its construction. Georgian in style, with two flanking structures complementing the perfectly symmetrical central building, the house illustrates the convictions of the leading men of the last half of the 18th century that order and balance were as important in government as in architecture.

Courtesy of the Gibbes Museum of Art/Carolina Art Association.