Unique cottages reflecting the culture and history of Charleston.

The Jackson Street Freedman's Cottages are a set of four single-story houses located at 193-199 Jackson Street in Charleston, South Carolina and constructed in the 1880s. Built as work-force housing, and at one time numbering over a thousand city-wide, reckless development in the latter half of the 20th Century has eliminated much of the stock of this important historic archetype.

The Jackson Street cottages are a significant landmark in Charleston as they are the most intact structures of their type on the peninsula that retain much of their historic integrity in their original grouping. The cottages were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and the Charleston Preservation Society’s “Seven to Save” list, an outreach program designed to bring awareness to vulnerable historic and cultural resources in the Charleston area.

MVP purchased and is providing a turnkey re-development and restoration of the cottages, which sit on a single parcel, made possible by harnessing tax credits and incentives.  These small dwellings were slated for rehabilitation as commercial space and will be opened in 2019 as commercial spaces.



Property Specifications

Built in the 1880s

  • Preservation Society's "Seven to Save"

  • Single-story structures with a gabled roof and piazza

  • Approximately 4,000 square-feet





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