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Miscellaneous Property Files - Collection

Miscellaneous information divided into categories and covering properties not identified by a specific street address or that are outside the historic district. Files may contain newspaper articles, narrative histories, maps, reports, and photocopies of images. Series 1: Neighborhoods/Areas The Battery; Cainhoy; Charleston Neck; Colonial Lake (a/k/a West End Lake); Daniel Island; Downtown Neighborhoods (general); Dunes West (Brickyard Plantation); East Cooper; East Side Neighborhoods/Hampstead Village (negatives of photos of various properties also in file); Folly Beach; Hampton Park Terrace; Harleston Village; Isle of Palms; James Island; Johns Island; Marion Square/Old Citadel (S

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Historic Area-Exhibit 1 - Map

Peninsula map including legend for Charleston Historic District, structures listed individually on the National Register, buildings, eligible areas of National Register, and open spaces. 1 of 3 maps that had been stapled together as an exhibit (see related tab); purpose/use of Exhibit not indicated. Created by City Planning and Architectural Associates.

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Ashley River Historic District - Collection

The Ashley River Historic District is a diverse collection of fifty-one historic, archaeological, and cultural properties including and associated with an approximately thirteen mile section of the Ashley River in Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The district includes houses, slave cabins, and other associated outbuildings, several of them preserved and open to the public; agricultural properties such as ricefields and a rice mill; landscape features such as gardens and a nursery; a collection of archaeological sites spanning the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries; transportation related properties such as a road and railroad trestle; and military properties such as fortificatio

Image of 136 Church Street (French Protestant Huguenot Church) - Property File

136 Church Street (French Protestant Huguenot Church) - Property File

Congregation organized at this site 1687; present structure built 1844-45; restored 1888, 1987, 1996. Edward Brickell White, architect; Ephraim Curtis, builder. After organizing in 1687 as an official outgrowth of a French Protestant church at Pons in France, the congregation members left the fledgling Congregational church nearby and constructed a church on land at this corner, donated by the Izard family. The original masonry building was blown up as a firebreak (unsuccessful) during the 1796 fire, and its simpler replacement, closed due to an inactive congregation in 1823, was torn down by the next generation of Huguenot descendants in order to erect the present church. Begun in 1844

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2 Amherst Street (Presqu'ile) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1802, attributed to Jacob Belser, who purchased the property in 1802. A 3-story stucco over brick house with a two story piazza on the east, west, and south sides. Has unusual floor plan of 2 rooms per floor with a rear projecting stairhall with a circular staircase. Endgabled roof is pedimented with a fanlight on the south, and palladian windows in both the east and west gable ends. Noted for its rich neoclassical interior ornamentation. Located on lot 64 of the Village of Hampstead which was subdivided and developed by Henry Laurens in 1770. Purchased in 1840 by Henry Grimke, who added an expansive addition. Remained in the Grimke family until 1907. Historic Charleston Found

Image of 29-31 Ann Street (Camden Depot) - Property File

29-31 Ann Street (Camden Depot) - Property File

Designed by architect Edward C. Jones, this is one of the group of structures built by the South Carolina Rail Road in the 1840s and 1850s, on the proposed site of the Visitor Reception and Transportation Center (VRTC). May have been named after the Camden Branch of the South Carolina Railroad. Part of a National Historic Landmark district. (Poston, Buildings of Charleston.) File contains newspaper articles including "Residents Voice Feelings on Old Depot," dated 11/2/89, and "Camden Depot Structures Date from Mid-19th Century," dated 2/21/83 (News & Courier); Sanborn Maps showing railroad complex and city rail lines; history of the site prepared by architect for BAR submission (ca. 2000?

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56 Bull Street (Denmark Vesey House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1821-22. Tradition holds that this is the residence of Denmark Vesey, leader of an aborted slave insurrection in 1822. The single story frame building with vernacular characteristics follows the scheme of "freedmen's cottages" built in postbellum Charleston but may contain an earlier structure. Vesey, a native of the West Indies brought to Charleston as a slave, purchased his freedom in 1800 with money from a lottery prize. Vesey went on to become a carpenter, which left him in good financial standing. Accused of corresponding with Santo Domingo revolutionaries and planning to burn Charleston, Vesey and 34 African Americans were hanged. Continuing documentation of

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456 King Street (William Aiken House) - Property File

Constructed 1811; addition ca. 1830s. This structure was purchased by William Aiken, Sr., in 1811 for $14,000. It was originally built as a brick single house with associated outbuildings located on the Ann Street side of the property. A ballroom addition was constructed sometime after Aiken's death in 1831, as was the Gothic Revival style carriage house at the rear. The property was extensively damaged in the 1886 earthquake. It remains a strong presence on King Street. Its fence was removed in the early-twentieth century and given to the Gibbes Museum of Art. Aiken, the father of South Carolina governor William Aiken, Jr., born in County Antrim, Ireland, is perhaps best remembered as