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Title 40 Charlotte Street (Jonah M. Venning House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1831. The Venning House stands on a lot sold in the 18th century to carpenter Samuel Harn of nearby Middlesex and subsequently acquired by a Hampstead (East Side) butcher, John Eberley Halsall. Venning, a lumber merchant and factor with extensive interests in the Mount Pleasant area, bought the lot and 3 years later built this 3-story wood single house, which faces the street in the plantation style. It has been suggested by architectural historians that this is one of the oldest Greek Revival houses in Charleston, and heavy Tuscan columns, simple cornice, and rectilinear transom door architraves indicate this influence.

File contains HCF staff research notes (scant); newspaper article (DYKYC); house history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Charlotte Street
Mazyckborough and Wraggborough
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # CHARLOTTE.040.01