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Breezemont (Watts House)
This rock-faced ashlar mansion stands on a hill overlooking west Charleston and downtown beyond. Basically Beaux-Arts classical in spirit and detail, it displays a lingering fondness for the earlier Queen Anne mode. Its deliberately asymmetrical facade is fronted with an offcenter, giant-order Ionic portico. The pebbledashed portico pediment contains a Palladian window and a modillioned raking cornice. Elongated wooden members of the main cornice support a hipped roof of bright red tile.
Breezemont's owner, Cornelius C. Watts, wore many hats: Confederate soldier, prominent lawyer, state attorney general, state senator, horseman, and friend of Governor William
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