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Title 51-53 Broad Street (Clark Mills Studio)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1740; present facade added 1899. This building, originally constructed by the merchant Benjamin Smith, has been heavily altered. Originally it was a simple, 3-story masonry double tenement with a high hipped roof. The present facade, added in 1899, obscures the original roof with its oversized gable accented by stylized Renaissance Revival details including pressed metal garlands and a dentiled cornice. Once the studio of sculptor Clark Mills (1815-53), who executed the famous statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., in the 20th century, it housed the law office of Mayor Thomas P. Stoney, who is remembered for establishing America's first historic district and zoning ordinance and for serving as an ardent ally of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

File contains building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; newspaper articles; photocopy of photograph; National Register Nomination Form; Rosen and Associates inspection report (1996, 2008).
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Civic Square
National Register of Historic Places
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BROAD.051-53.001