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Title 71 Broad Street (Schachte Building, site of the Mansion House Hotel a/k/a Jehu Jones Hotel, William Burrows House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Mansion House constructed 1772, dismantled 1928. Schachte Building constructed 1930. Originally constructed in 1772 by William Burrows as his dwelling in town, a 3-story wooden mansion on this site was only a fraction of the holdings of more than 10,000 acres owned by Burrows. Upon his death, the property passed through the hands of several relatives before Jehu Jones, a free African American, purchased this site in 1815 and operated a hotel here until 1833. The name Jones Hotel stayed with the property until 1882 when Mrs. Jane Davis rented the property and renamed it the Mansion House. After the Civil War, the structure became a boardinghouse, and by 1928 it was dismantled; a portion of its interior was bought by New York collector Francis Garvan. The present office building of modified Beaux Arts design was constructed in 1930.

File contains building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; newspaper article (Mercury, 2013); photocopy of photograph showing the wooden mansion; copy of SCDAH educational document packet Jehu Jones: Free Black Entrepreneur; chapter from Winterthur Portfolio III entitled "The William Burrows House of Charleston" by Harriet P. and Albert Simons (pp. 172-203, 1967, see Multimedia Link); excerpt from The Treasure House of Early American Rooms describing the dining room (with photograph).

A/k/a 71-73 Broad Street.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Lost architecture--South Carolina--Charleston
African American men
African American business enterprises
Search Terms Broad Street
Civic Square
Demolished buildings, lost buildings
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.071.001