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Image of Documentation of Ironworks by Philip Simmons  - Inventory

Documentation of Ironworks by Philip Simmons - Inventory

In 1996, HCF and the Philip Simmons Foundation undertook a joint effort to document and memorialize the ironwork of Philip Simmons, through video and audiotape recording, photography, and a survey of his Charleston ironwork. The results were to be exhibited at the Gibbes Art Gallery and published for distribution in 1997. According to a document on file, the project was to include the recording of all presently known existing works of Simmons, the addition of other works discovered through local/national queries, and through the reminiscences of Mr. Simmons. Funding was secured through the Tourism Marketing Partnership Program (SC Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism). Collection consi

Image of 91 Anson Street (St. John's Reformed Episcopal Church) - Property File

91 Anson Street (St. John's Reformed Episcopal Church) - Property File

Church constructed 1850 with alterations in 1887; rectory and school constructed ca. 1850, 1887; garden established 1991. Possessing a most diverse history, the Gothic Revival church on this site has served slave and free black Presbyterians, Irish Catholics, and, more recently, African American Reformed Episcopalians. The Presbyterians constructed the building as the Anson Street Chapel for black members who later moved to Calhoun Street. A rectory was established in the older single house next door. The church building was heavily damaged by shells in the siege of Charleston. Initially repaired in 1866, the chancel, roof, and interior were rebuilt in 1883 with the addition of transepts

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30½ Blake Street (Philip Simmons Workshop) - Property File

A passerby may dismiss this small outbuilding as a tin smith's shop yet a closer look may make one stop and pause. Intricate iron work surrounds the building's exterior as well as the lawn. Every shape imaginable is present, from an old iron stoke to iron tool parts, all waiting to be taken into the shop to be crafted into intricate iron art work by the artist Philip Simons. File contains FOHG house history (undated, author MDS); brief narrative history; information about Philip Simmons and his induction into the SC Hall of Fame. No image on file.

Image of 7 Church Street (Carrington-Cheney House) - Property File

7 Church Street (Carrington-Cheney House) - Property File

Constructed 1892; renovated with additions 1949. The Charleston preservationist Salley Carrington Cheney subdivided this lot from her parents' property at 2 Meeting Street and renovated an existing servants' quarters and garage with the assistance of Charleston's preservation architect Albert Simons. The noted landscape architect Loutrel Briggs designed the garden, and the master ironworker Philip Simmons completed the gates with the initials S and C, reflecting the owner of the address. File contains handwritten (scant) research notes; FOHG House History (1994); correspondence related to the history of the house; plat; deeds (originals and copies); specifications for improvemen

Image of 329 East Bay Street (Gadsden-Morris House) - Property File

329 East Bay Street (Gadsden-Morris House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1800; partially restored 1960. One of the tallest and most finely detailed of Charleston's Federal single houses, this house was built after 1798 on land formerly owned by Christopher Gadsden. Although traditionally called the Gadsden House, the building was probably built by Thomas Morris, a Gadsden son-in-law whose name appears on the lot on the 1790s map of this portion of Middlesex; Philip Gadsden is shown on the same map as living at 328 East Bay Street. The property had subsequent owners of prominence, including Col. Elnathan Haskell, a Revolutionary War hero; Dr. Benjamin Bonneau Simons, an outstanding medical practitioner; and, after the Civil War, the Right Reverend W

Image of 313 King Street (John Anthony Building) - Property File

313 King Street (John Anthony Building) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1812-15; rehabilitated before 1940. Saddler John Anthony built one of King Street's finer commercial buildings on this site shortly after 1812. Although the structure experienced alterations in the 1840s, it retains its Flemish-bonded brickwork, marble belt course, stone lintels, tile roof, and a projecting dormer. While it was the site of the Jack Krawcheck Men's Clothing Store for many decades, the owners completed significant restoration, a rear courtyard designed by Loutrel Briggs, and renovation of an adjoining store at 311 King Street, designed in the Neoclassical Revival style. File contains photocopies of photos when building was the Jack Krawcheck store; photocopy

Image of 1 Legare Street (Edward Blake House) - Property File

1 Legare Street (Edward Blake House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1760-70; moved, altered 1870s. This 2½ story wood Charleston single house was moved, supposedly rolled on palmetto logs, to its present location in 1873 from a nearby lot. The original owner, Edward Blake, a Revolutionary patriot and commissioner of the South Carolina navy, was captured by the British after the fall of Charleston and imprisoned along with other Southern patriots in the fortress at St. Augustine. Although retaining its original roofline, the house has undergone substantial alterations, including the addition of its present 19th-century piazza. An 18th-century Bermuda stone wall survives on the south boundary of the lot. (Buildings of Charleston, Poston.) Fil

Image of Stoll's Alley (General) - Property File

Stoll's Alley (General) - Property File

This quaint, brick-paved passage was originally known as "Pilots Alley," a reference to the maritime nature of the waterfront in the 18th century. It was later named for Justinus Stoll, a blacksmith, who is thought to have built his home at 7 Stoll's Alley, ca. 1745. The street was dilapidated in the 1920s and has since been rehabilitated into one of the most charming spots in Charleston. There are several wrought-iron gates on this alley that were created by blacksmith Philip Simmons. (City of Charleston Tour Guide Training Manual) File contains report entitled "A Notable Restoration: Stroll's Alley" by Mary Ralls Dockstader (undated); Preservation Progress article "A Stroll Down Stoll's