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Image of 91 East Bay Street (Inglis Arch House) - Property File

91 East Bay Street (Inglis Arch House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1778, ca. 1782; restored 1938. This has been called the "Inglis Arch House" for many years because it is on the site of a pre-Revolutionary building leased by George Inglis and possessing an archway leading to an alley; the original dwelling burned in the fire of 1778. After the Revolution the mercantile firm of Leger and Greenwood rebuilt on the site. Leger and Greenwood are famous as importers of tea in the years immediately before the Revolution; it was their tea seized by Charleston citizens in the Charleston Tea Party in 1775. Briefly owned by Nathaniel Russell, the structure was sold to Frederick Kohne, who prospered at this site and willed the building to the Charle

Image of 71 East Bay Street - Property File

71 East Bay Street - Property File

Built as a commercial building before 1900, this 3-story masonry structure was converted into a residence for Mrs. Nicholas Roosevelt, ca. 1930, by architect Albert Simons. (Source: Information for Guides of Historic Charleston.) Needs further research. File contains letter from HCF Executive Director, Lawrence Walker, to the Planning and Zoning Commission stating HCF's concern about the recent subdivision of the lot (1989); Title to Real Estate dated 1941; description from City of Charleston Tour Guide Training Manual (2011); newspaper article (1936).

Image of 73 East Bay Street - Property File

73 East Bay Street - Property File

Built ca. 1918-1920. Considered the "ugly duckling" of the Rainbow Row neighborhood, at the time the property was purchased, there was a 3-story house dating from some time before 1835. According to tradition, that structure burned and was replaced with the present 2-story brick house built on the old foundations. File contains newspaper article (DYKYC); FOHG house history Needs further research.

Image of 79-81 East Bay Street (Lindsay Bulwinkle Property) - Property File

79-81 East Bay Street (Lindsay Bulwinkle Property) - Property File

Constructed 1845, 1778-85 respectively; renovated 1887, 1953, early 1980s. Lots 7 and 8 of the original Grand Modell served as the site for a succession of commercial and residential buildings. Earlier structures were destroyed in the fires of 1740 and 1778. The northernmost section at 81 East Bay street was formerly occupied by a brick house and countinghouse built by Robet Lindsay that stood 3½ stories high. Much of this building collapsed in the earthquake of 1886. The first 2 floors of 79 East Bay Street were part of a corner 2-story grocery store operated by Henry Bulwinkle and later operated by John Henry Klenke. The Gaud School used the building from 1940 to 1953, but it was converted

Image of 83 East Bay Street (William Stone House) - Property File

83 East Bay Street (William Stone House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1784; restored ca. 1941. Gutted in the fires of 1740 and 1778, this 4½-story house is named for William Stone, a Tory merchant who constructed the post-1740 building and retired to England during the Revolution. Apparently Stone's representatives rebuilt the damaged building almost immediately after the 1778 fire, for it was conveyed in 1784 for a price indicating its presence on the lot. The property passed through a succession of merchant owners who used the ground story as countinghouses and later as a grain and feed store, always maintaining a residence on the 3 stories above. Susan Pringle Frost restored the building in 1941 and added a balcony (brought from a State S

Image of 87 East Bay Street (James Gordon House) - Property File

87 East Bay Street (James Gordon House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1792; rehabilitated ca. 1930. A Scottish merchant and planter built this, the largest of all the buildings in Rainbow Row, after acquiring the site in 1792. A previous tenement belonging to the English merchant George Seaman was destroyed in the fire of 1778. James Gordon mentioned the property in his 1816 will as "my house and store on East Bay," and it was sold by his executor, Charles Edmondston, in 1818 to Thomas Higgam, who with his partner Charles Hubert owned 85 East Bay Street next door. The stucco brick house has its original fenestration and low hipped roof with corner quoining. Purchased by Miss Susan Pringle Frost in 1920, the second-floor balcony and other ch

Image of 89 East Bay Street (Deas-Tunno House) - Property File

89 East Bay Street (Deas-Tunno House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1780-87. The Scottish merchant George Seaman owned this property. It passed from him to his friend David Deas and then to Deas's nephew John Deas Jr., married to Seaman's step-daughter. Seaman's tenement was destroyed in 1778, and Deas rebuilt the present house either during or just after the Revolution. Adam Tunno, who rose to be one of Charleston's richest merchants, bought the property in 1787. Tunno, called the "King of the Scotch in Charleston," served as steward of the St. Andrews Society until his death in 1834. One story retains its original fenestration and interior on its upper floors. A stone-lined cellar, possibly used for wine and spirits, survives under th

Image of 93 East Bay Street (James Cook House) - Property File

93 East Bay Street (James Cook House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1782-87; altered 1836; restored and renovated 1941, early 1990s. This house was built to replace the house and shop with a Flemish gable that belonged to the Tory Fenwicke Bull, destroyed in the 1778 fire. James Cook purchased the property in 1778 and completed the present house within a decade. The ground story was rented for various mercantile uses while Cook's widow, who had subsequently remarried, lived upstairs until her death in 1826. Passing to Moses Hyams, a commission merchant, in 1836, the house was subsequently remodeled with a Greek Revival facade. Susan Pringle Frost purchased the building in 1920 and sold it to the McGowans, who restored it in 1941 along with sev