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Title 1 Broad Street (State Bank of South Carolina Building)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1853; restored 1978. Edward C. Jones and Francis Lee, architects. Jones and Lee, Charleston's most notable antebellum architectural partnership, designed this 3 story brownstone building in the Renaissance Revival style. Damaged by shelling in the Civil War, it was reopened in 1868 for the company of former blockade runner and confederate treasurer, George Trenholm. The edifice was purchased in 1875 for the Carolina Savings Bank owned by George Williams, builder of the imposing house at 16 Meeting Street. Important exterior features include the curvilinear bay with entry door and engaged portico, and the dissimilar lion-headed keystones above each first floor window. The interior lobby was restored when the building returned to bank usage in 1978 and still contains its Rococo Revival style plaster cornice and frieze. Carolina First Bank now occupies the building. (Source: The Buildings of Charleston by Jonathan Poston.)

File contains articles "State Bank" (Daily Courier, 1853), "Carolina Savings Bank" (DYKYC, 1948), "Building at No. 1 Broad Street Has Served City 104 Years" (DYKYC, 1957), "Jones & Lee Designed Remarkable Buildings" (DYKYC, 1981), "Broad Embraced by Bank" (1995), "One Broad Street: An Architectural Gem (Eastman, 2016)"; building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; building history by Mark Beck (building owner); brochure "One Broad Street: The Story of a Building and its Times"; copies of images from books including Antebellum Architecture & Civic Destiny, Charleston in 1883, Architects of Charleston, Charleston Illustrated, The Doors and Gates of Charleston; realtor's sales brochure (2009); plats (1852, 1866).

Image #2 from Guide to Charleston Illustrated, ca. 1875.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Bank buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Walled City
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.001.001