b'StewardshipDirectly because of your support,HCF serves as stewards of the areas historic resourcesA full-time staff person to manage almost 400 through our house museums, our easement and covenanteasements and covenants held in partnership program,technicaloutreachtoownersofhistoricwith the Foundation and 2,082 acres of open land structures and our advocacy work to protect historic sitesof historic significance, protecting these historic throughout the Lowcountry.resources in perpetuity. The Foundation was proud Last year, your support allowed for: to accept easement donations on three historic properties in 2019 to include: Unexpected and extraordinary behind-the-wallsA significant grant award through the African discoveries at the Nathaniel Russell Kitchen House,American Civil Rights Grant Programfunded by which intrigued historians and led to prestigiousthe Historic Preservation Fund and administered grants and unprecedented scholarship regardingby the National Park Serviceto rehabilitate the the history of urban slavery in Charleston.historically significant Pine Tree Hotel, which served Investigation has revealed the early 19th-centuryas lodging for African Americans who traveled great kitchen house to be largely intact with a laundrydistances to gather socially at Mosquito Beach and room, kitchen and three enslaved quarters. Workingenjoy the coastline without restrictions since most with national experts in the fields of architecturalbeaches were reserved for the white population.history, African American history and cultural landscapes, this research and documentationThe publication of Ansonborough: Birth and Rebirth project will be the first comprehensive look at thesechronicling the history of the Ansonborough important buildings in Charleston and furthersneighborhood from its colonial origins to the HCFs commitment to accurately interpret the livespresent, describing the neighborhoods character, of enslaved people. historic architecture and residents over time. HCF A listing to National Register of Historic Places forrevitalized Ansonborough beginning in the 1950s, Mosquito Beach, a vivid reminder of the Segregationand the groundbreaking project serves as a national Era as the last of five historic black beaches inmodel for preservation that has been replicated in Charleston County remaining virtually intact. HCFhundreds of communities today. The new book, worked on the nomination with consultants andwritten by Christina Butler was published by HCF to residents from Mosquito Beach, located in Jamescommemorate the 50th Anniversary of the founding Islands Sol Legare community, which was settled byof the Ansonborough Neighborhood Association.freed slaves whose descendants still live in the area.HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION 13 2019 ANNUAL REPORT'