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Title 18 Amherst Street
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1820. Two-story frame dwelling, originally a single pile dwelling with center passage plan. The house was expanded soon after it construction with a rear, 2-story addition. During the middle decades of the 19th century, Martha E. Rogers, an African-American woman, operated a boarding house there.

Two files contain documentation of the covenant on the property; annual inspection reports; requests for alterations; correspondence and other documentation related to the sale of the property; historical/research information; graduate student report (Diana Inthavong, 2016) on the history of the building/property (includes historical and chain-of-title research, maps, photos, and other supporting documentation).

Covenant/Management Folder contains documentation of the covenant; annual inspection reports and related correspondence; documents related to the sale of the property, its condition and rehabilitation; Title to Real Estate; certificate of insurance, etc.; documents related to the restoration/rehabilitation of the property, including Project Manual* for 18 Amherst Street (Technical Specifications); envelope containing samples of ceiling finishes.

*See Multimedia link for General [project] Requirements.

History/Miscellaneous Folder contains house history and history of buildings conveyed to Charleston (affordable housing), including this property; house history from Vernacular Architecture of Charleston and the Lowcountry; property research including copies deeds, Sanborn maps, plat, and other historical information; newspaper article; photocopies of photographs of the property; miscellaneous correspondence.

See Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.
Subjects Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Covenant Property
Charleston Affordable Housing
Amherst Street
Before and after
Woman-operated business
Hampstead Village
East Side
Physical Description 1 Covenant/Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # AMHERST.018.001