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Title 105 Broad Street (William L. Bredenburg Store and Residence)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1879; renovated before 1930. A notice in the Charleston newspaper of October 23, 1879, reported that "W.L. Bredenburg who owns the lot at the southwest corner of Broad and King Streets, has commenced to rebuild." A few months before, a 3-story wooden store and dwelling, owned for decades by Bredenburg's father, had burned on the same site. The newspaper added that the planned brick building would be "an ornament to the vicinity." Bredenburg built his new structure in Philadelphia pressed brick and in a style still reminiscent of late-Greek Revival precedents. Cast-iron detailing with square pilasters ornaments the storefront on Broad Street, while masonry lintels and sills, quoins cornice, and parapet add distinction to the brick facade. Interior changes in the early-20-th century primarily centered on the reconfiguration of the central staircase. The building once housed HCF's Reproductions Shop.

File contains narrative histories; historical notes (staff) including chain-of-title; newspaper article (DYKYC); building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; correspondence about HCF's lease on the building, including original lease between HCF and Betty K. Goldberg (1974); documentation regarding maintenance, roofing, and building condition; drawing (layout) of second and third floors; drawing (layout) or north and south elevations.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Eighteenth-Century Expansion
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.105.001