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Title 1 Atlantic Street (Benjamin Smith House a/k/a Smith-Chapman House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1830s. This portion of Atlantic Street from East Bay to Church Street was known from the late 18th century until 1837 as Lynch's Lane. During that period Capt. Benjamin Smith, a shipbuilder, built this dwelling, identical to 3 Atlantic Street, following the Charleston single house plan with two rooms on either side of a central hall. Unlike the typical single house placement, this structure lies directly on the street and has no piazza. Simple weatherboarding, deep plane entablatures, and corner boards sheathe the simple five-bay dwelling capped with a gable roof, dormer, and end chimney. A Neoclassical style doorway accents the building, which is fronted by a modern staircase.

File contains FOHG house histories (ca. 1988, 2004); chain-of-title research notes; house history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; description from Buildings of Charleston.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Atlantic Street
Eighteenth-Century Expansion
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # ATLANTIC.001.001