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Title 51-59 Chapel Street (Benjamin McCabe Tenements)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1890. In 1890 Benjamin McCabe, a leading investor and a captain in local militia company, the Irish Volunteers, constructed these five dwellings in the Queen Anne style with pedimented gable roofs. Four of the houses have double-tiered front piazzas. The houses generally retain the stylized woodwork of their front porches, including lattice or turned balusters and chamfered columns and windows with triangular louvered heads. McCabe lived at 59 Chapel Street, which retains its original one-story front piazza. McCabe's investment company constructed three houses in similar style around the corner at 24, 26, and 28 Elizabeth Street in 1896, replacing an early-19th century tenement that had belonged to his parents.

File contains HCF staff research notes; newspaper article (DYKYC).
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Streets--South Carolina--Charleston
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # CHAPEL.051-59.01