Bank of the United States, 80 Broad Street, Charleston, Charleston County, SC
Significance: Charleston's City Hall is significant for many reasons. First, it is important for its original, graceful architectural design and its perfect execution of detail. It fits nobly into a highly distinguished group of early American public buildings. The United States Banks in Philadelphia, designed respectively by Samuel Blodgett and William Strickland, the Branch Banks, notably Bulfinch's work in Boston, William Jay's in Savannah, and Martin Thompson's in New York, make a splendid company. They were, and in their time so recognized, highly successful examples of architectural erudition, good design and scale suitable to the thriving cities of the new republic...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-56
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1184
Survey number: HABS SC-76
Building/structure dates: 1801 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1882 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000964