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Robert Mills Manor (Public Housing), 4 Wilson Street, Charleston, Charleston County, SC



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Location
4 Wilson Street, Charleston, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SC-872-B
Building/structure dates: 1939 initial construction
Significance: The Robert Mills Manor Remains as Charleston's earliest and most intact example of a locally initiated public low-income housing project. During the 1930s, the Federal government began a subsidy programs for the development of low-income housing and for slum clearance. The City of Charleston quickly took advantage of these programs, developing several large low income projects, the first of which was the Robert Mills Manor. Its associations with prominent local architects Albert Simons and Samuel Lapham, through their Housing Authorities Architects, and noted local landscape architect Loutrel W. Briggs, the site is an example of excellent early twentieth century institutional architecture and planning. While current plans call for the demolition of 3 Cromwell Alley, and 4, 6, and 7 Wilson Street, the essential form of the complex's plan will not be substantially altered and the loss of these structures is mitigated by the rehabilitation of the remaining twenty-six similar structures. The remaining buildings include at least one structure essentially identical to each of the buildings being removed.

Subjects
Public Housing


Related Names
Simons & Lapham
Artley & Company
Loutrel W. Briggs


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
FRONT AND SIDE VIEW
REAR SIDE VIEW
INTERIOR VIEW OF LIVING ROOM
INTERIOR VIEW OF KITCHEN
INTERIOR VIEW OF ENTRANCE OF BEDROOM
INTERIOR VIEW OF BEDROOM SHOWING WINDOW
INTERIOR VIEW OF BATHROOM
INTERIOR VIEW OF STAIRWELL


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