City Directories and History: SEBRING-AIMAR HOUSE
Constructed 1838-46; rehabilitated mid-1980s
“The president of the State Bank at 1 Broad Street and owners of 3 Broad Street built this two-story, flat-roofed wooden dwelling on a high foundation overlooking the mill pond in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Sebring’s house fits the plantation style profile of Cannonborough dwellings with front-facing piazzas. A rear brick dependency formerly served as a kitchen and slave quarters.
Charles Pons Aimar, whose family business was sited at 409 King Street, bought the house in 1882, and his family lived here for nearly a hundred years. The Medical University has adaptively rehabilitated both buildings for an alumni house and offices.”
Information from: The Buildings of Charleston – J.H. Poston – Author, for the Historic Charleston Foundation, 1997
Other sources of interest: Charleston Tax Payers of Charleston, SC in 1860-61, and the Dwelling Houses of Charleston by Alice R.H. Smith – 1917. The HCF may also have additional data at: Past Perfect and further research can be uncovered at: Charleston 1861 Census Schedule
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