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Object ID # BROAD.172.001
Title 172 Broad Street (Simons House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1894-1895 for prominent local attorney James Simons and his wife Elizabeth P. Simons who acquired the lot from Simon Fogarty in the early 1890s. The house was erected in a flamboyant Queen Anne style popular in the late Victorian period. The house was later used as four separate apartments but restored to a single-family home by the current owners. The house is a 2½-story wood frame dwelling resting on a continuous brick foundation with a metal-clad compound gable roof, a partially enclosed 2-story piazza on the west side, and a 3-story square turret anchoring the southeast corner of the building.

Three 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, and correspondence related to the management of the property; historical and chain-of-title research including physical description of the property and statement of significance; Sanborn maps.

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 Broad Street
Lower Peninsula
Easement Property
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder