In a district of Charleston called Cabbage Row, this 1772 house was built by Daniel Heyward, called "the rice king," and is the setting for Dubose Heyward's Porgy. It was also the home of Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. President George Washington bedded down here in 1791. Many of the fine period pieces in the house are the work of Thomas Elfe, one of America's most famous cabinetmakers. The restored 18th-century kitchen is the only historic kitchen in the city that is open to the public. It stands behind the main house, along with the servants' quarters and the garden.
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