51 East Bay St Gate Print
This large, three and one-half story masonry single house was constructed c. 1800-1802 by Caspar Christian Schutt, a Charleston merchant of German descent. The exterior features a hipped roof and dormers, a dentil brick cornice, with stucco over brick, except for the north façade which is brick in the Flemish bond pattern. The deep lot also holds several of the original structures, including a kitchen house, carriage house, servants’ quarters and stables. Charles T. Lowndes, a wealthy merchant, purchased the property in 1836 and the property was enhanced and enlarged from its original design. The adjacent lot was purchased and the building on it demolished in order to create a formal garden and entrance where this gate is located. In addition, the existing three tiered piazzas were constructed distinguished by graduating orders of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns and turned balusters.
Signed artist's print 4x6 with 5x7 mat
Art by George Roberts
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