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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

42 Church Street

Brailsford & Susan Jenkins House

 

—circa 1905 —

 
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By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
1. Brailsford & Susan Jenkins House Marker
Inscription.
This substantial house was built by J. Brailsford Jenkins, soon after they purchased the site in 1905. The lot previously had been part of the extensive grounds of present-day 38 Church Street, where Dr. Vincent LeSeigneur had a famous garden in the nineteenth century.

J. Brailsford Jenkins, a prosperous salesman, and his wife, the former Susan Lining Dawson, were members of aristocratic Lowcountry families. The home they built is of late Victorian design, combining the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles. It is notable for its simple lines, fanciful sawn and turned wood details, spacious interconnecting rooms and gracious staircase. The house was rehabilitated by successive owners in the 1980s and '90s.

 
Erected 1998 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.367′ N, 79° 55.75′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Church Street south of Water Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers
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By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
2. Brailsford & Susan Jenkins House Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. George Eveleigh House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House (within shouting distance of this marker); Young-Johnson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Verree House (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Verree House (about 300 feet away); Daniel Huger House (about 400 feet away); Thomas Rose's House (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); William Bull's House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Queen Anne Style Architecture in the United States. In America, the Queen Anne style of architecture, furniture and decorative arts was popular in the United States from 1880 to 1910. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Colonial Revival Architecture. The Colonial Revival (also Georgian Revival or Neo-Georgian) was a nationalistic architectural style, garden design, and interior design movement in the United States which sought to revive elements of Georgian architecture, part of a broader Colonial Revival Movement in the arts. In the early 1890s Americans began to value their own heritage and architecture. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Brailsford & Susan Jenkins House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
3. Brailsford & Susan Jenkins House and Marker
 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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