Historic Charleston Foundation logo

images banner
images banner small

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title 33 Broad Street (John Smith House and Office)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed ca. 1787; storefront ca. 1830. John Smith's house and office remains Broad Street's best example of an early-19th century wood storefront. Fluted pilasters between the windows supporting an entablature and similar details flanking the principal door architrave punctuate the first floor. An early wrought-iron balcony with interlocking guilloche patterns ornaments the second floor. Restored in the 1970s, the building, with its early storefront facade as well as surviving architectural details of its upper story residence, illustrates the mixed use of the buildings in this area prior to the mid-19th century. Although its storefront has been lost, the neighboring contemporary building at 35 Broad Street retains its original residential upper floors with a surmounting Palladian windowed dormer projecting from the hip roof. Similar fenestration at the circa 1792 building at 37 Broad Street was altered after the Civil War with scored stucco treatment and metal cornices and window surrounds.

File contains brief building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; newspaper articles (including DYKYC).
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Broad Street
Walled City
Physical Description 1 File Folder
Related Records Show Related Records...
Object ID # BROAD.033.001