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A Lifestyle of Luxury at Peoples Building on Broad St. in Historic Charleston, SC


The elegant People's Building, Charleston's first skyscraper, offers incredible panoramic views encompassing the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, the Cooper and Ashley Rivers, the Harbor with Fort Sumter & Pinckney Castle, the Peninsula with the French Quarter rooftops and beyond. Perfectly located in the art haven of the French Quarter within walking distance of the best shopping and dining.











Located at the corner of Broad & State St.

18 State Street

Charleston SC

 


Enjoy the views of Regattas, the Christmas Boat Parade, visiting Tall Ships, Cruise Ships, Sunrises, and Sunsets.


Features
Security with a private code floor access

  1. Bullet2 parking spaces out back

  2. BulletException privacy


Location:

18 Broad Street

Charleston SC 29401

Featuring Peoples Building Luxury Condominiums

 

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The People's Building was Charleston's first "skyscraper," erected in 1910-11 at a cost of $300,000. It was designed by a Swedish architect, Victor Frohling of Thompson & Frohling, of New York, and built by the Hadden Construction Co. The pile driving for the structure so weakened a nearby ancient residence that the People's Building and Investment Company had to buy it. The project was organized by R. Goodwyn Rhett, mayor of Charleston and president of the People's National Bank. By many it was seen as a sign of "progress", while others were afraid it would ruin Charleston's skyline. President William Howard Taft, who viewed the city from the top of the building, said, "I don't believe that it did ruin the skyline, but if it did the view from up here makes it worth it." When the building opened in April 1911, people came just to ride the steel frame elevators. The first two floors of the building are faced with Winnsboro granite, while the upper floors are faced with buff-colored brick and terra cotta. The eight story building is constructed of concrete and steel and rated as fireproof. Originally it had, in addition to the banking space, nine rooms on a mezzanine and 13 rooms on each of the upper floors, and the building was steam heated. The People's Bank closed in 1936 and the building was purchased by the Southeastern Securities Co., Charles L. Mullaly, president. Mullaly installed the two white marble leopards at the main entrance. Carved from Italian marble by an unknown 18th century artist, the leopards were brought to Charleston from an estate near Boston, Mass.

The property is now a mixed-use condominium, with both commercial and residential occupancy.


HOT TIP:  One of the most stunning Charleston properties known throughout the city encompasses the top 2 floors of this building comprising 7,687 square feet with 78 windows and an additional 3,500 square foot roof top lusciously landscaped garden. A private entrance opens onto the 8th floor, which leads into entertaining space and the grand master suite of more than 1,500 square feet. Listed at $19,500,000  for the discriminating buyer.

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