The Dewees house, built by Thomas Dewees for his daughter in 1852, is tucked away on a shadowed street in the heart of Downtown Charleston.
It’s once-proud façade is beginning to show it’s age but upon entering it seems that you are transported back to the 1850s with the incredible attention to detail and quality throughout the home. 12 ft. ceilings, pocket doors, 6 fireplaces, wide heart pine floors, and plaster moldings.
However, life was not this luxurious for all those who laid their heads to rest here. Throughout the years it has been a Grand Southern Home, an African American Funeral Home, a well-known brothel, and the site of Charlie Lum’s Laundry!