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Title 3 Broad Street (Walker, Evans & Cogswell Building)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1853-54; rehabilitated 1983-84. Edward C. Jones and Francis Lee, architects. This is an Italianate, Flemish-bonded brick structure with brownstone window heads and sills. It became the principal store of Walker, Evans & Co., stationers, engravers, and bookbinders, within 2 years of its construction by Edward Sebring, president of the State Bank next door. In 1856 it was joined at the rear to the firm's earlier headquarters at 117 East Bay Street. Both structures remained in use by Walker, Evans & Cogswell until 1982. The East Bay Street building, formerly a full 4 stories, boasts a post-earthquake deep pressed metal cornice and mansard roof. The structure at 3 Broad also lost its original brownstone cornice in the earthquake of 1886, after which a pressed tin cornice was added. From 1861-1865, the company relocated to Columbia and served as Confederate government printers.

Three files contain original documentation of the easement on the property (exterior easement); Part I certification/National Register documentation; correspondence relating to the easement donation including confirmation of understanding; annual inspection reports (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001); requests for alterations; historical/chain-of-title research information; building history from Charleston Tour Guide handbook; images from a variety of sources including a bill of sale and other advertisement materials; newspaper articles including (DYKYC, 9/17/1979).

See Easement Documentation Photo Files for easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement) and Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.

Image from Guide to Charleston Illustrated, 1875.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Walled City
Easement Property
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.003.001