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Rear Windows: 1937

Rear Windows: 1937

1937. "Legges House (rear), 101 East Bay Street, Charleston, South Carolina." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Those vines aren't doing the masonry any favors, and it looks to be in tough shape already.

My wife's family had a very pretty ivy-covered chimney. I was shocked at the condition of the brickwork, when I pulled the ivy off. The foliage holds moisture in the mortar, and that, combined with the New England winters, is a Bad Thing.

Still there!

Although it has been fixed up a bit...

Summer Kitchen?

I imagine the second floor was the "summer kitchen" at least in 1937 when the picture was taken, but given what appears to be an old fireplace on the OUTSIDE at the base of the chimney (note soot inside the recess), this must have once been part of a larger structure at one time, perhaps another house by itself?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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