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Title 36 Chapel Street (Dr. Anthony Vanderhorst Toomer House, I)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1809; restoration 1975-78. Prior to building 34 Chapel Street, Dr. Toomer erected this simple, late-Federal Style house on a large lot which he acquired shortly after the subdivision of the neighborhood by the Wragg family. The frame house, with a double-tiered front piazza approached by a stuccoed masonry stair, is surmounted by a hipped, slate roof with 3 front dormers. The restoration of this building in the 1970s served as a demonstration project for the rejuvenation of other uptown houses damaged by fire and subject to condemnation. (Buildings of Charleston by Jonathan Poston.)

Three files contain documentation of the covenant on the property; annual inspection reports; requests for alterations; documents pertaining to HCF's rehabilitation of the house; correspondence and other documentation related to the sale and/or management of the property and/or of the covenant itself; historical/chain-of-title research information; FOHG House History and Garden History; other narrative history; newspaper and other articles (including 1977 DYKYC); photocopies of plats, including plat (1933); copy of HCF easement information card (TMS number, year of construction, significant resident(s), deed research, deed restrictions, measurements, and tax information); HCF intern research including Birds-Eye View and Sanborn Maps; photocopy of 1978 approved "Plat Showing 2.158 Acres, Property of Historic Charleston Foundation."

See Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.

PDF of Preservation Society Tour house history (2012) on Media tab.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Chapel Street
Covenant Property
Mazyckborough and Wraggborough
Home Ownership Program (HCF Revolving Fund)
Physical Description 2 Covenant/Management Folders (labeled A-B)
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # CHAPEL.036.01