Hannah Heyward House

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Black and white photograph of the kitchen building from the southwest (facing south) behind the Hannah Heyward House located at 31 Legare Street. An attached shed can be seen to the left.

Hannah Shubrick Heyward constructed the house c. 1789 shortly after her husband, William Heyward's death. She was a successful rice planter as well as the sister-in-law of rice planter and Signer, Thomas Heyward, Jr. At one time, it was rented to Julia Datty, a native of French Santo Domingo, who operated a girls' school in the house. In 1868, the house was acquired by the Augustine T. Smythe family, whose descendants own the house today. The original kitchen and stable survive on the property.

Photographer Charles N. Bayless, funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, photographed and recorded the Carolina Lowcountry between 1970 and 1988. The South Carolina Project took place between 1977 and 1979.