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Historic Houses of Charleston



This English Tudor-style house at 1240 Staunton Road was designed by architect Fred Crowthers. Born in England, Crowthers worked in Charleston for several years before moving to Michigan. Crowthers also designed the Barnes-Wellford House on Abney Circle. Briarwood was built in 1922 for Rhuell Hampton Merrill, who was the minister of the Kanawha Presbyterian Church from 1898 to 1907. The house remains in the Merrill family.

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