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Object ID # BROAD.002.001
Title 2 Broad Street
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content No building history on file. Occupants of the site (in different buildings) include J.S. Pinkussohn cigar Store, 1901-1910; Demos Brothers Restaurant, 1920-1950; and Marcus Rexall Drug Store, 1960s. The popular drug store burned down,* and in the 1990s, South Carolina National Bank (16 Broad Street) gradually expanded its facilities to occupy the whole north side of the block of Broad Street from East Bay to State Streets. SCNB then merged with Wachovia, which still occupies the building. (Source: The Old Codgers' Address Book, 1900-1999)

No building history on file. Needs further research.

File contains excerpts from Resources & Attractions of Charleston (1898), one featuring the Chamber of Commerce and the featuring J.M. Phillips Cigar and Tobacco Co. (each illustrated with the image in this record); occupancy history (1990-1999) from Old Codgers' Charleston Address Book.

*After the drug store building burned down in the 1960s, there was controversy about the size of what to build in its place. A temporary garden was developed. (Per P.C. Coker, Oct. 2013.) See photos of the garden, 2013.017.2.

Image #2 from Guide to Charleston Illustrated, 1875.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Lost architecture
Search Terms Broad Street
Walled City
Demolished buildings, lost buildings
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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