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Title 26 Church Street (Jackson-Watt House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed by 1794; altered ca. 1840; partially restored 1961. James Watt, a grocer, completed the shell of a 2-story house that Watt's predecessor, Charlotte Fenwick, daughter of Edward Fenwick, had inherited. After marrying continental officer Ebenezer Jackson and moving to Florida, she had sold the incomplete tenement to Watt. The 3-story single house retains its basic form but includes significant alterations made in the Greek Revival period, including a parapeted gable framing a tripartite window. Its early natural stuccoed surface shows evidence of original scoring, early lime wash, and paint colors. (Poston, Buildings of Charleston.)

Files contain documentation of the easement on the property including related correspondence and Confirmation of Understanding; Part I certification (National Register); annual inspection reports, requests for alterations,correspondence related to the management of the property, and architectural plans; easement appraisal report (includes photographs); FOHG house histories and other narrative histories; historical/chain-of-title research information, including family genealogy/history.

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
Search Terms Church Street
Easement Property
Eighteenth-Century Expansion
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # CHURCH.026.1