• 15 Franklin Street


Historic Property
Street Address:
15 Franklin Street

Site card for S108042000200186000

Date Surveyed:
circa 1972
Construction Date:
circa 1850
Signficant Architectural Features:
The house is a 3 story brick structure with scored stucco facade and 2-tiered piazza with second tier having Doric columns and a balustrade. The house was built by Etenne Poincignon, a colorful French Huguenot who built his single house in a most graceful style with cypress flooring and cast iron mantels. The interior embellishment is most simple with the only decoration being dentil cornices and doors with corner block framing, typical of the Greek Revival. The house originally had a hipped roof, but it was torn off in the earthquake of 1886. A flat tin roof is now present.
Historic Charleston Foundation Survey 1972
Archives Location:
Box 2, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014