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Photography Collection

Nathaniel Russell House: 1955 Restoration Photographs

Description

Twenty-one B&W photographs taken during 1955 restoration:

a: Staircase, first floor. Written on verso: "Steps had sunk by six inches."

b: Staircase after stabilization has begun.

c: Staircase, undercarriage, showing structural framework.

d: Staircase, undercarriage, showing structural framework. Written on verso: "Shows construction of steps after removal of plaster."

e: Staircase, undercarriage, showing structural framework.

f: Staircase, undercarriage, showing structural framework. Written on verso: "Under side of steps."

g: Staircase, undercarriage, showing structural framework.

h: Staircase, undercarriage, showing structural framework.

i: New stair in back passage, under construction.

j: Fireplace and mantel.

k: Fireplace and mantel, drawing room, before restoration.

l-m: Fireplace and mantel in the first floor oval room.

n: Fireplace and mantel, drawing room, during restoration.

o: Fireplace and mantel in the first floor oval room during construction.

p: Withdrawing room window.

q: Workman on third floor landing.

r: Masons constructing the new steps to the kitchen wing.

s: Detail of brickwork and first story window sill. Written on verso: "Mortar in bricks was going-going-gone."

t: Underside of balcony.

u: Underside of balcony, detail of bracket supporting the balcony on the east facade.

See HSR, vol. 7, for more detailed descriptions.

Item Details

Object ID: MEETING.051.041a-u
Creator: Chamberlain, Samuel, 1895-
Date: 1955
Subjects:
Balconies
Brick Walls
Brickwork
Carpenters
Fireplaces
Mantels
Masonry
Nathaniel Russell House (Charleston, S.C.)--Conservation And Restoration
Staircases