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Title 5 Alexander Street (Simon Jude Chancognie House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Simon Jude Chancognie constructed this comparatively large 3-story house in about 1813. The house retains excellent Federal woodwork on its interior. (Poston, Buildings of Charleston.) Alexander Street is a/k/a Middle Street.

Two folders contain original documentation of the easement on the property including Subordination Agreement; Part I certification (National Register); documents and correspondence relating the sale of the property over the years (1965-1987), including Contract of Sale (8/14/87) and Sale Agreement (April 1970); easement appraisal report by Hartnett Realty Co., 12/19/2008) and Form 8283; inspection letters and reports (1995-2001), including post-Hugo Condition Report (1989); requests for Alterations; newspaper article entitled, "Lot was Part of Large Grant," 12/9/1970; brief house history dated 1/9/67 (from Samuel Stoney's Notes on Ansonborough Houses); more detailed House History (undated); copy of HCF easement information card (TMS number, year of construction, significant resident(s), deed research, deed restrictions, measurements, and tax information); FOHG house history (1978); historical research and supporting documentation (maps, plats) prepared by Sarah Fick; 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); data sheet for CharlestonWISE Impact Project (Sustainability Institute) that includes construction date, square footage, number of stories, building orientation, system materials/types, Sanborn Map research notes, and additions/alterations notes (Mariah Schwartz, 2011).

This was an HCF covenant property until 2008 when an exterior easement was donated. The files will also eventually contain miscellaneous documentation related to the easement donation; and easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement).

Note: There are no original documents relating to the covenant in the file, only correspondence referring to the covenant and that the deed is recorded in Book P-89, p. 76, RMC's Office.

See Easement Documentation Photo Files for easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement) and Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.
Subjects Historic buildings
Search Terms Ansonborough
Alexander Street
Middle Street
Covenant Property
Easement Property
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # ALEXANDER.005.001