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Image of 1 Broad Street (State Bank of South Carolina Building) - Property File

1 Broad Street (State Bank of South Carolina Building) - Property File

Constructed 1853; restored 1978. Edward C. Jones and Francis Lee, architects. Jones and Lee, Charleston's most notable antebellum architectural partnership, designed this 3 story brownstone building in the Renaissance Revival style. Damaged by shelling in the Civil War, it was reopened in 1868 for the company of former blockade runner and confederate treasurer, George Trenholm. The edifice was purchased in 1875 for the Carolina Savings Bank owned by George Williams, builder of the imposing house at 16 Meeting Street. Important exterior features include the curvilinear bay with entry door and engaged portico, and the dissimilar lion-headed keystones above each first floor window. The int

Image of 2 Broad Street - Property File

2 Broad Street - Property File

The building that had been at the northwest corner of Broad and East Bay Streets dates back as far as 1778 and had a long and useful career. In 1960, the buildings at 2, 4, 6, and 8 Broad Street and 123 and 125 East Bay Streets were combined to form one building. Occupants included the headquarters for horse-drawn cars, a book store, a liquor store, the plant of an early local newspaper, and in the 20th century, the J.S. Pinkussohn Cigar Store, Demos Brothers Restaurant, and the Marcus Rexall Drug Store. The drug store burned down in 1963.* In the 1990s, South Carolina National Bank gradually expanded its facilities to occupy the whole north side of the block of Broad Street from East Bay to

Image of 3 Broad Street (Walker, Evans & Cogswell Building) - Property File

3 Broad Street (Walker, Evans & Cogswell Building) - Property File

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 lo

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37 Broad Street - Property File

George Macaulay, a merchant, built this 3-story brick building ca. 1794. The cantilevered cornice and window cornices were applied ca. 1870. File contains brief building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston. No image on file.

Image of 93 Broad Street (Bocquet House) - Property File

93 Broad Street (Bocquet House) - Property File

Constructed 1783. Either Peter Bocquet Sr. or Peter Bocquet Jr. built the house at 93 Broad Street in 1783 in the restrained Neoclassical style with a ground-floor office space. In the 1850s the property was acquired by James Simons, an attorney, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, and commander of the militia forces in the initial attack on Fort Sumter in 1861. Simons added the large 3-story wing and hyphens, connecting the main house with the rear kitchen building. At the same time the main dwelling was converted to a side-passage, double-parlor residence trimmed in the Greek Revival style. Three files contain original legal documentation of the easement on the proper

Image of 117 Broad Street (Laurens-Rutledge House) - Property File

117 Broad Street (Laurens-Rutledge House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1760; altered ca. 1885-90, 1935. Miller & Fullerton, architect-builders. Built in the Georgian style by James Laurens, brother of Henry Laurens, this house retains only a portion of its original 18th-century appearance. Nonetheless, it has long been celebrated due to its purchase in 1788 by Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The five-bay main block with a projecting pediment supported by console brackets and a steep pitched roof survives from the building's early construction as a Georgian double house. Greek Revival piazzas, added first to the east and later to the west end, survive, although the former was partially removed when a wing was a

Image of 7 Broad Street - Property File

7 Broad Street - Property File

The Italianate style brownstone front of this building may mask an older structure, but it appears that the facade, at least, was erected in the 1850s for William M. Martin and John C. Martin, brokers. File contains building history from Information for Guides of Historic Charleston; research notes (staff); proposal for work to be done on the property. No indication on file as to whether or not this proposal was accepted or if the work was completed.

Image of 9 Broad Street (Shingler Brothers Building) - Property File

9 Broad Street (Shingler Brothers Building) - Property File

Constructed 1856. Edward Brickell White, architect. William Pinckney Shingler and T.J. Shingler, partners as the Shingler Brothers "exchange brokers," built this 2 story building in 1856, after receiving permission from adjacent property owners to anchor joists in their brick walls. Edward Brickell White designed the building, with its Italian Romanesque Revival facade of brownstone, executed by the NY stonecutter W.G. Chave. The facade carries the inscription "Exchange Office." The Shingler Brothers speculated in cotton exports. William Pinckney Shingler built the house at 9 Limehouse Street in the same year this building was erected. (He lost that mansion within a year but built an e