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People's Office Building

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Identification

People's Office Building
199554

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
terra-cotta
applied masonry
dark orange
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

residential commercial office

Facts

  • The building has seen recent renovations with the first four floors remaining as office space and floors five through eight becoming condominiums.
  • Officially opened in April 1911.
  • Takes its name from the Peoples National Bank, which occupied the building upon its completion in 1911.
  • Former United States President William Howard Taft would visit the building and view Charleston from its roof within the first years of its completion.
  • This is often considered to be Charleston's first skyscraper.
  • When constructed, it was feared by many that the building would ruin Charleston's skyline in being out of context with the surrounding structures.

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Location

18 Broad Street
1 State Street
18 Broad Street
29401
Charleston
South Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

122.83 ft
122.83 ft
102.00 ft
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1910
1911
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