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Title 85-87 Broad Street (Josiah Smith Tenement)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1795; gutted in a fire and restored 1977. Originally constructed by Josiah Smith, a wealthy merchant, for two of his sons, this double tenement was constructed in the Neoclassical style then in vogue in Charleston. The arched entrance formerly opened as a passageway extending through the building to rear outbuildings, which have since been removed. Restored as a private dining club in the 1970s, damaged by a fire, and then restored as a restaurant, the building became the entry to an addition to the Federal Courthouse Annex.

Three files contain the deed of conservation easement and title to real estate; annual inspection reports, requests for alterations, and correspondence related to the management of the property; brief history of the properties; building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; newspaper articles (DYKYC); photocopies of photographs.

Note: Images on this record are from the Cultural Resource Assessment.

No easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement). No inspection photographs on file (see Easement Manager).
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Civic Square
Easement Property
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.085-87.001