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Title 131 Broad Street
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1887. One of a row of elegant Victorian single houses constructed after the fire of 1861, which destroyed earlier buildings on the block. Edward G. Voight, a shoe dealer, constructed this house, with its prominent bay window and door overhang before 1887. The original plaster cornices remain in the interior as well as the handsome walnut staircase, which has never been painted. Especially notable is the Victorian "Gingerbread" exterior trim. This house is especially interesting for the excellent condition of stencil work on the ceilings. The "ghosting" or shadowing of another pattern of stencils shows in several areas below the existing stenciling. The earlier stenciling reveals a neo-classical motif of anthemion. This is one of five known houses in Charleston to have stencil work.

File contains historical research with copies of original deeds and (handwritten) chain-of-title notes; FOHG house history (1993); house history from Vernacular Architecture of Charleston; measured first floor plan.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Stencil work
Search Terms Broad Street
Lower Peninsula
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.131.001