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Title 15 Bull Street (Trenholm-Small House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1863-71. George A. Trenholm, wealthy Charleston blockade runner and secretary of the treasury of the Confederacy, probably built this 2½ story wood dwelling in the late 1860s. The house displays a mix of Italianate and Greek Revival style elements. A columned piazza with an arcade formed by jigsaw-cut trim stands on the front elevation of the 3-bay facade, which features a closed gable roof with Italianate brackets and a central Venetian (Palladian) window. Trenholm sold this house in the early 1870s to Jacob Small, who also purchased 11 Bull Street. Helena Kessler Eggers constructed the 2½ story dwelling at 11 Bull Street by 1876. The building has a deep entablature, with Italianate style brackets, that serves as the base for a Second Empire-style mansard roof. A double-tiered bay further ornaments the front facade. The west-facing piazzas were enclosed in the early 20th century, when the upper sashes of the windows and other alterations were made. (Poston, Buildings of Charleston.)

File contains scant handwritten (staff) title research notes.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Bull Street
Harleston Village
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BULL.015.001