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Title 45-47 Chapel Street (Jonah M. Venning Tenements)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1840-50. Wealthy wharf owner Jonah M. Venning built these houses on lots subdivided from his principal residence at 40 Charlotte Street. Although some nine-over-nine window sashes, Tuscan columns on the second-floor piazza, and gable dormers survive on 45 Chapel Street from the original construction, Victorian Style window hoods and mid-20th century brick infill on the piazza mar the integrity of this original dwelling which stands several feet taller than its contemporary neighbors. Venning built a more truncated version of the Charleston single house at 47 Chapel Street, later altered with two-over-two windows on the front facade and turned, Queen Anne Style columns on the piazza.

No additional house history on file. Needs further research.

File contains Rosen and Associates inspection report (2008) for 47 Chapel; 1886 Earthquake damage survey for 47 Chapel; Hurricane Hugo damage assessment survey for 47 Chapel (see Media tab).
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Streets--South Carolina--Charleston
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # CHAPEL.045-47.01