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Title 2 Atlantic Street (May and Leila Waring House a/k/a Margaret Williams Trust House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1890. This 2-story Queen Anne style dwelling, which has a double-tiered front piazza that wraps around the building to the east and terminates with an octagonal tower topped by a conical roof, survives from a pair of identical dwellings built circa 1890 after the earthquake destroyed a large house on the site. Two unmarried sisters of the Waring family bought the house in 1923. Leila Waring painted miniatures of Charlestonians in the first quarter of the 20 century, carrying on an art form generally associated with the pre-photography era. She added a northeast room as her studio shortly after moving into the building. May Waring, her sister, was a well-known local writer.

Three files contain documentation of the easement on the property including related correspondence and Confirmation of Understanding; IRS form 8283; Part I certification (National Register); easement appraisal report; FOHG house history (1994); other narrative history(ies); historical/chain-of-title research information; report "Historical Notes" by Robert Stockton (includes Sanborn maps).

See Easement Photo Files for easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement). No inspection photographs on file (see Easement Manager).

The files will also eventually include annual inspection reports, requests for alterations, and correspondence and other documentation related to the management of the property.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Atlantic Street
Easement Property
Eighteenth-Century Expansion
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # ATLANTIC.002.001