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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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69 Barre Street (Gov. Thomas Bennett House, a/k/a 1 Lucas Street) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1822, formerly 1 Lucas Street. This is the ambitious house of one of Charleston's wealthiest and most progressive antebellum residents. Thomas Bennett Jr. followed his father and namesake in the operation of the family's lumber and rice milling industries that surrounded this house. Although the vast mill pond with its floodgates and causeways, the lumber mill buildings, and the manager's house have disappeared, the Bennett residence survives as a testament to the family's prominence. Bennett served as governor of SC from 1820 to 1822 as well as various terms in the General Assembly, and continued to urge industrial and social progress for his native state. A curving marble st

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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

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167 Ashley Avenue (U.S. Arsenal/Porter Military Complex) - Property File

Established by 1825; various 19th century construction dates; altered 1960s; restored 1980s-90s. The United States government established an arsenal on this uptown site in 1825 on the location of a paupers' cemetery. The arsenal continued in operation until the beginning of the Civil War, when it was taken over by the Confederacy. The only remnant of the first complex was exclusively renovated in 1884 as a chapel for Porter Military Academy, a boys' school formed in 1867 by an Episcopal clergyman, the noted Confederate chaplain Dr. Toomer Porter. Dr. Porter had obtained the arsenal site from the federal government with the assistance of Gen. William T. Sherman. A leading African-American

Image of 117 Broad Street (Laurens-Rutledge House) - Property File

117 Broad Street (Laurens-Rutledge House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1760; altered ca. 1885-90, 1935. Miller & Fullerton, architect-builders. Built in the Georgian style by James Laurens, brother of Henry Laurens, this house retains only a portion of its original 18th-century appearance. Nonetheless, it has long been celebrated due to its purchase in 1788 by Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The five-bay main block with a projecting pediment supported by console brackets and a steep pitched roof survives from the building's early construction as a Georgian double house. Greek Revival piazzas, added first to the east and later to the west end, survive, although the former was partially removed when a wing was a

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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?