The Mills House Hotel partners with Principle Gallery

In January 2022 our sister gallery in Charleston, SC opened a secondary viewing space inside The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel located at 115 Meeting Street, just one block away from the gallery.

Principle Gallery and the Mills House Hotel have long been in partnership with one another. The Mills House Hotel has generously supported the Principle Gallery’s many events including Summer Wine Bouquet, Renaissance Women of Charleston, and Artist Meet & Greets. Their latest efforts in supporting the arts have been the addition of the Principle Gallery Boutique in their stunning lobby. We look forward to you visiting us in both of our locations and you’ll always find something going on at Principle Gallery Charleston

About The Mills House

The Mills House Hotel was built by local grain merchant Otis Mills and opened in 1853. The 180-room hotel was designed by architect John E. Earle and cost $200,000. The hotel survived the destruction of much of the city in the Civil War and was later renamed the St. John Hotel at the turn of the twentieth century. When President Theodore Roosevelt visited the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition in 1902, he stayed at the hotel. It gradually declined as newer hotels opened, and was finally sold at auction in 1968 to Charleston Associates (Richard H. Jenrette, Charles D. Ravenel, and Charles H. P. Duell).

The building was demolished in late 1968 (but saved the ironwork and cornices to reinstall) and built a 217-room replica with a largely faithful facade, only increased from five to seven stories. Construction of the new hotel began on April 3, 1969. The hotel was designed by the New York-based firm of Curtis and Davis, with the Ruscon Construction Company as the general contractor, and local architects Simons, Lapham, Mitchell and Small consulting on exterior design and historic details.

Photo Credit: Nicholas Gore

If I haven’t persuaded you to do so already; add Principle Gallery Charleston and The Mills House to your must see list! Charleston is the perfect getaway with gorgeous attractions and delicious food.

Opening Tonight at Principle Gallery Charleston!

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One thought on “The Mills House Hotel partners with Principle Gallery

  1. Fantastic post!!! Have added the Mill House to my Must Stay list. 😊 Charlotte

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