By Diane Knich

dknich@postandcourier.com

Charleston City Council Tuesday voted against granting a protected historic status to a chimney that was part of a German POW camp during World War II.

The chimney sits on land on Colony Drive in West Ashley, which is owned by a Jewish family. The family wanted the chimney removed from the property and was opposed to the city granting the protected status.

The city's Planning Commission last month recommended not granting protected status, and City Council followed that recommendation with and 8-3 vote.