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Image of 151 Wentworth Street (Benjamin Lazarus House) - Property File

151 Wentworth Street (Benjamin Lazarus House) - Property File

Constructed 1849. Build by the wealthy merchant Benjamin Lazarus, a Sephardic Jew, this 3-story frame dwelling on a masonry basement later was used as the Charleston Female Seminary, also known as Miss Kelly's School. Kelly's philosophy was that the school "is designed for the education and training of Christian women." It was during its tenure as a school in the late-19 century that a large 3-story wing was added to the south. However, many of the original elements survive, including beaded weatherboard siding and window surrounds. File contains narrative history (unattributed, undated); newspaper article; house history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston (1984); Part I

Image of Residence of Miss E.A. Kelly - 1893

Residence of Miss E.A. Kelly - 1893

Photograph of the residence of Miss E.A. Kelly, which housed the Charleston Female Seminary, located at 151 Wentworth Street. Street elevation, corner view of the house showing the piazzas on which several women (presumably students and teachers) are standing. From Art Work of Charleston, vol. 11, pg. 5.

Image of 151 Wentworth Street (Benjamin Lazarus House) - ca. 1980s

151 Wentworth Street (Benjamin Lazarus House) - ca. 1980s

Six color photographs of 151 Wentworth Street (Benjamin Lazarus House): a: North (front) elevation. b: Northwest elevation. c: Northeast elevation. d: East elevation. e: Northwest elevation. f: South elevation.