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Foundation Matters

The Lost Architecture: June 2021 Edition

Posted: June 22, 2021

This building was located at 52-54 Beaufain Street on the site where Memminger Auditorium is today. There’s no history of this house in HCF’s Archives. What is known is that it was demolished soon after this ca. 1937 photograph was taken for the construction of Memminger High School, which later became the site of the auditorium. Portions of the woodwork in the house were saved and given to The Charleston Museum. (News & Courier, 9/2/1938, 9/4/1938, 9/7/1938; Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.)

One response to “The Lost Architecture: June 2021 Edition”

  1. David Hoffman says:

    Karen , I missed the post on this photo. I have several other images of this (which you may have), one with a ‘Berlins’ sign in the front yard. Logan used to end in front of this house before the bend was constructed to connect to Coming. My interest was due to several Charleston artists who used this as a backdrop in their work. It is featured in a Hutty watercolor named “Wedding” (I think). And it is also a feature in a wonderful etching by Soderburg. I can send you a photo if you want one.
    Best regards, David Hoffman

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