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Image of A Walk Around Ye Olde Charleston - Book

A Walk Around Ye Olde Charleston - Book

Text by Harriette Kershaw Leiding. Published by Lanneau's Art Store (Charleston, SC) in 1912. Contains a brief history of Charleston, along with histories in the form of walking tour guidebook, featuring buildings, houses, and sites throughout Charleston, ca. 1890s-early 1900s; also contains 24 photographs, mounted on each page, and 1 photo on cover. Photographs include*: 1) U.S. Custom House [200 East Bay Street] 2) St. Michael's Church [80 Meeting Street] 3) Central Market [188 Meeting Street, Meeting Hall] 4) St. Michael's Alley 5) South Carolina Hall [72 Meeting Street, South Carolina Society Hall] 6) Scotch Presbyterian Church [57 Meeting Street, First Scots Presbyteri

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 58 Tradd Street (Cleland-Wells House) - Property File

58 Tradd Street (Cleland-Wells House) - Property File

Constructed ca. 1760; renovated 1935-36. Dr. William Cleland, who lived in the single house next door at 60 Tradd Street which was constructed as early as 1727, built this house in about 1760 for his son William. After William's death, the latter house passed in 1778 to the newspaper editor and printer Robert Wells. Wells with his son John operated a newspaper, supposedly in the cellar but probably on the first floor, known as the South Carolina and American General Gazette. As Tories, the Wellses were officially banished, and their house was sold at auction by the sheriff under the 1782 Act of Confiscation. This is a three-story stuccoed single house with a clay-tile, hip roof with one

Image of Herbert Map of 1721 - Map

Herbert Map of 1721 - Map

Photographic reprint of the drawing of the original configuration of the fortification wall that surrounded Charles Towne. Original housed in the collection of The British Public Records. Features the Granville Bastion, Half Moon Battery, Craven Bastion, Carteret Bastion, Drawbridge, Colleton Bastion, and Ashley Bastion. At head of map: "The Ichnography or plann [sic] of the fortifications of Charlestowne, and the streets with the names of the bastions, quantity of acres of land, number of gunns [sic] and weight of their shott [sic]. For his excellency. Faithfull [sic] and obedient son, John Herbert. Octo[ber]27, 1721." "62 acres." Stamped "Her Majesty's State Paper Office."

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 161 East Bay Street (Wagener-Ohlandt Building) - Property File

161 East Bay Street (Wagener-Ohlandt Building) - Property File

Constructed 1880; rehabilitated 1980, 1996. Richard P. Southard, builder. This structure was originally built by F.W. Wagener & Co., perhaps incorporating some earlier structures, such as a wholesale grocery store. The property also included a warehouse at Queen Street, supporting the firm's wide-ranging enterprises including cotton, naval stores, fertilizers, as well as liquor and foodstuffs. Wagener's building epitomizes the transition between the Romanesque and the emerging commercial version of the Queen Anne style. Featuring elaborate glazed and pressed red brickwork walls and pilasters, with yellow brick forming a series of arches and belt courses, a pavilion dominates the central