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Title 48 Laurens Street (Simon Jude Chancognie House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1814-16; rehabilitated 1961; addition 1988. A French merchant and consul built this 3-story, hipped-roof dwelling on lands obtained from the estate of Christopher Gadsden in 1807. The house retains its simple Neoclassical detailing with the exception of the Greek Revival doorway in the piazza screen. Most of its simple woodwork survives in its interior. The expansive corner lot provides a notable walled garden. Visible from the Alexander Street elevation is a contemporary classical addition.

Files contain original Deed of Conservation Easement (Residential Interior & Facade); original Extinguishment of Covenants; documents pertaining to the covenant including Title to Real Estate, which states the restrictive covenant (1961); documents relating to the sale of the property; Part I Certification (Historic Preservation Certification Application); annual inspection reports; Requests for Alternations and associated documents; correspondence relating to management; archaeology report from Charleston Museum; house history; historical/title research; photo of property (photocopy); miscellaneous newspaper articles; documentation of HCF's purchase of the property and expenditures on improvements; chain-of-title and report on the property including history of the Walled City, Gadsden's Green, architectural history, property timeline, maps (Brittany Lavelle, HCF Summer Intern, 2011); biographical information on Simon Jude Chancognie (Brittany Lavelle, 2011); images of two wallpaper samples removed from the house.

No easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement). See Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.
Subjects Historic buildings
Search Terms Ansonborough
Laurens Street
Covenant Property
Easement Property
Before and after
Gadsden Green
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 Historical/Miscellaneous Info Folder
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Object ID # LAURENS.048.1