City Directories and History: SUSAN ROBINSON TENEMENTS
Constructed 1839-40; rehabilitated mid- 1960s
“An earlier house on this site owned by Joseph Sanford Barker of Mulberry Plantation burned in the fire of 1838 long after the site had been conveyed to a trust for the use of Susan Robinson, wife of the builder of numerous houses on Judith Street in Wraggborough. The easternmost portion of the tenements was occupied by a confectioner or baker, George R. Olson, after his purchase of the property in 1 875. Prior to the historic Ansonborough Project the entire first floor of the structure served as a grocery store. In 1964 the present owners purchased the building for the offices that now occupy the first floor of the site.”
Information from: The Buildings of Charleston – J.H. Poston 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 or The Charleston City Guide of 1872
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