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Title 72 Anson Street (Kohne-Leslie House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1846-47; restored and rehabilitated 1962, 1994. One of the larger houses in Ansonborough. Constructed by Eliza Neufville Kohne after she acquired the lot in 1846. An earlier 2-story wooden single house, ca. 1805, had burned in the fire of 1838, and Mrs. Kohne replaced it with a three-and-one-half story brick house of the side-hall, double-parlor plan. Her heirs sold the house in 1904 to Charles C. Leslie, one of Charleston's most prominent black businessmen. The Leslies lived in the house for more than half a century. The original kitchen dependency remains at the rear as a freestanding structure and may have survived the fire of 1838. When the house was restored during the Ansonborough Project, a later wooden building on the lot to the south was removed and the garden was enlarged to its present size.

Four files contain documentation of the easements on the property; annual inspection reports; requests for alterations; correspondence and other documentation related to the sale of the property; FOHG house history (1997); historical/research information; copy of HCF easement information card (TMS number, year of construction, significant resident(s), deed research, deed restrictions, measurements, and tax information); original Title to Real Estate conveying the property to HCF in 1959; data sheet for CharlestonWISE Impact Project (Sustainability Institute) that includes construction date, square footage, number of stories, building orientation, system materials/types, Sanborn Map research notes, and additions/alterations notes (Mariah Schwartz, 2011).

Two easements were made on this property. The first in May 1, 1986 with an addendum in December 1986, and the second (interior easement) in 1992. This property was originally an HCF covenant property.

See Easement Documentation Photo Files for easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement) and Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Historic gardens
Search Terms Anson Street
Ansonborough
Ansonborough Rehabilitation Project (ARP)
Easement Property
Covenant Property
Loutrel Briggs garden
Physical Description 2 Gift Folders
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # ANSON.072.001