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Image of 274-276 King Street (Commercial Savings Bank Building) - Property File

274-276 King Street (Commercial Savings Bank Building) - Property File

Constructed 1908-09; altered 1953; renovated 1990s. John D. Newcomer, architect. An early 19th-century building was demolished at this site in 1908 to permit the construction of a new 3-story stuccoed brick bank building in a simplified version of the Italian Renaissance style. The architect, John D. Newcomer, a native of Pennsylvania, designed numerous buildings throughout Charleston, including 172 Meeting Street and 302 King Street. He also ...

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Image of 275 King Street (Hirsh Israel Building) - Property File

275 King Street (Hirsh Israel Building) - Property File

Constructed 1897-99; renovated 1996. The Hirsch Israel Company, who rented 273 King Street across Wentworth Street, completed a monumental structure on this site by 1899. In 1919 the building with a domed corner tower was sold for the Dime Savings Bank. The tower and much of the facade was later stripped away, and the Hirsch Israel building became a discount clothing store with a yellow brick facade. The building has been recently renovated wi ...

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Image of 288 Ashley Avenue - Property File

288 Ashley Avenue - Property File

One-story wood frame house on a crawl space foundation, built in the 1930s. No additional house history on file. Needs further research. File contains Rosen and Associates (engineers) inspection report (2009).

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Image of 278 King Street - Property File

278 King Street - Property File

Located on the east side of King Street, 2 doors north of Wentworth Street, this is a 2-story, rectangular brick building covered in beige stucco. Constructed ca. 1829 in the Greek Revival style. On the 1st floor, 2 Doric pilasters frame a restored storefront with awning, recently altered in 2004 and 2008. On the 2nd floor are 3 regularly spaced, 6-over-6 double-hung sash windows. Directly above the 2nd floor windows are three regularly spaced ...

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Image of 281-283 King Street (Kress Building) - Property File

281-283 King Street (Kress Building) - Property File

Constructed 1931. Despite the distinction of enclosed piazzas and adaptations of the single house, King Street has elements that are common to most Main Streets in the United States. One of these elements is the dime store. Samuel H. Kress was a schoolteacher and entrepreneur who began his company in 1887 by purchasing a stationery shop in Pennsylvania. By 1896, Kress had developed his first chain, with a second store in Pennsylvania and a thi ...

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Image of 285 King Street (Allan-Kerrison Company Building) - Property File

285 King Street (Allan-Kerrison Company Building) - Property File

Constructed before 1880; renovated 1890s. This mid-19th century Greek Revival style building was substantially refaced in the 1890s with a Beaux Arts Neoclassical facade. A stuccoed frieze with a floral motif tops the original surviving storefront, while decorative panels with delicate reliefs and vertical Corinthian pilasters terminate above the arched 3rd story windows. A bracketed parapet with a garland frieze, dentiled cornice, and surmount ...

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Image of 286-288 King Street (George Miller Building) - Property File

286-288 King Street (George Miller Building) - Property File

Constructed 1839-1840; altered 1883. Rebuilt after the fire of 1838 by merchant George N. Miller, the building was described in an 1853 conveyance to Thomas N. Gadsden as "a Three story Double Tenement Brick Store." The stuccoed brick Greek Revival building with 6 bays on each floor and a parapet decorated by cast-iron grills with anthemion motif was renovated after its purchase by John Henry Steinmeyer in 1883. The Steinmeyer family, owners o ...

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Image of 290-292 King Street (Miller, Ripley and Company Buildings) - Property File

290-292 King Street (Miller, Ripley and Company Buildings) - Property File

Constructed 1838-39; altered 1890, 1950. Miller, Ripley and Company signed a contract with the Scottish builder/architect James Gordon to construct two, 3-story brick stores on these sites before the fire of 1838. Rebuilt immediately after the fire, as double tenements still in the Greek Revival style, 290 King Street was purchased by Samuel Johnston. Johnston added an Italianate storefront to the building as well as the pressed-metal window surro ...

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