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Historic Houses of Charleston

Augustus Ruffner House


The Augustus Ruffner House at 1506 Kanawha Boulevard was built in 1834 as a farmhouse for Augustus Ruffner, a farmer and lumberman, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth. Ruffner was the son of prominent saltmaker Daniel Ruffner, who built Holly Grove. The house, once called “Cedar Grove” because of the cedar trees that surrounded it, remained in the Ruffner family for many years but is now a commercial property.

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