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Gibbes Tenement, 371 Meeting Street, Charleston, Charleston County, SC



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Item Title


Location
371 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SC-632
Building/structure dates: 1835 initial construction
Significance: The Gibbes Tenement, 371 Meeting Street, is a modest residential structure, typical of those built in Charleston during the first half of the nineteenth century. While documentary evidence as to the exact date of construction is inconclusive, architectural detailing suggests that the house was built ca. 1835. Typical of the Charleston "single house," the long, one-room wide structure faces Meeting Street and extends back along the north property line. Although altered, the building is rated Group 3, "Significant," in the 1973 Historic Architecture inventory of Charleston by Carl Feiss and Russell Wright. Group 3 is defined as: "Good architectural quality. Vernacular. Of less sophistication and refinement than 'Excellent.' Modest, appealing, curious, interesting. To be retained and protected."

Subjects
Tenement Houses


Related Names
Gibbes, Arthur


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. SOUTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT
3. EAST FRONT AND WEST SIDE
4. WEST (REAR) ELEVATION
5. FIRST FLOOR STAIRHALL LOOKING AT FRONT ENTRANCE
6. FIRST FLOOR STAIRHALL LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS STAIRCASE
7. FRONT PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
8. CENTRAL PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING WEST
9. FRONT BEDROOM, SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST


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