Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Borough Houses
35 & 35 1/2 Calhoun Street
35-1/2 Calhoun Street was built in 1940 by two of Willis Johnson's sons, Frank and Henry as a test for the completion of their carpentry apprenticeship taught by Tom Pinckney, master craftsman. 35 Calhoun Street is currently owned by Rebecca Campbell and Catherine Braxton, sisters and their cousin, Esther Chandler, heirs of Willis Johnson. These two single houses are among the last vestiges of the "Bourough", a once vibrant community of blacks and immigrants centered by a low-income housing project, Ansonborough Homes, hence the name, "the Bourough Houses".
Erected 2006 by MOJA Arts Festival, City of Charleston.
Location. 32° 47.327′ N, 79° 55.746′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Calhoun Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located between E Bay Street and
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Borough Houses (here, next to this marker); The Liberty Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Benjamin DuPré House (about 800 feet away); The Moses C. Levy House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Septima Poinsette Clark 1898-1987 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emanuel AME Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 490 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7. submitted on March 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.