“One of Charleston’s most important and historic commercial addresses. An award winning restoration – 2017.”
1 Broad Street
City Directories and History: STATE BANK OF SOUTH CAROLINA BUILDING
Constructed 1853; restored 1978 – Edward C. Jones and Francis Lee, architects
“Jones and Lee, Charleston’s most notable antebellum architectural partnership, designed this three-story brownstone building in the Renaissance Revival style. Damaged by shelling in the Civil War, it was reopened in 1868 for the company of the 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
interior lobby was restored when the building returned to bank usage in 1978 and still contains its Rococo Revival style plaster cornice and frieze.”
Information from: The Buildings of Charleston – J.H. Poston for the Historic Charleston Foundation, 1997
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