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Title 17 Broad Street (South Carolina Loan and Trust Co. Building)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1848; facade and interior remodeled ca. 1870-71. Thomas Abrahams and John Seyle, architects; George W. Egan, contractor. Claudian Northrop, a prominent antebellum attorney, Confederate soldier, and later a leading Catholic priest, built this 2-story masonry commercial structure shortly after acquiring the property. After the Civil War the South Carolina Loan and Trust remodeled it as their headquarters with the addition of the fashionable cast-iron Italianate detailing to the new facade. An arched loggia with Corinthian columns ornaments the entry, while arched windows and a curvilinear gable accent the upper portion of the building. On the interior, the former banking room retains its cove ceiling with central plaster medallion and notable dentiled cornice.

Three files contain documentation of the easement on the property (exterior and grounds) including related correspondence and Confirmation of Understanding; Part I certification (National Register); Subordination of Mortgage and Title to Real Estate; letter regarding appraisal value; annual inspection reports, requests for alterations, and correspondence related to the management of the property; historical/chain-of-title research information; house history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; newspaper article (DYKYC); magazine article about Oak Steakhouse ("before and after," Local Palate, 2012); documentation from Rosen and Associates files (Hurricane Hugo damage report, structural inspection report (1996), crawl space inspection report (2000), floor plans, photocopy of photograph (ca. 2000?); advertisement for South Carolina Loan and Trust with illustration of building (source and date not indicated).

See Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.

No easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement) on file.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Bank buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Easement Property
Walled City
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.017.001