History Attic: Poinsett Street 

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32 Poinsett

This Charleston cottage miraculously has its original windows; they have not yet been replaced with vinyl "window units" from which it takes homeowners 30 years to recover the energy "savings" from the "investment." Some of the wood siding may be original as well. The house was a rental property for years. In 1930, Solomon Washington, who worked for the streetcar system, lived here with his wife Agnes and son Julius, paying just $7 in rent. By 1940, two families were renting this small house. Virginia Gaillard, 32, and her three children lived in one part of the house; the other part was rented by three young men who worked for the city stables.
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