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Home > South Carolina > Charleston > Old Jewish Orphanage, 88 Broad Street, Charleston, Charleston County, SC



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B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
HB1041588
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
HB1041589
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
HB1041590
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
HB1041591
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
HB1041592
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
HB1041593
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
HB1041594
Historic American Buildings Survey, M.b
Main Entry, South Side
HB1041595
Main Entry, South Side
South Front And East Side, Looking Northwest; 90 Broad Street (habs No
HB1041596
South Front And East Side, Looking Northwest; 90 Broad Street (habs No
South Front, Looking North
HB1041597
South Front, Looking North
East Side, Looking West From Old Court House
HB1041598
East Side, Looking West From Old Court House
Detail, South Front, Entrance Door And Surround
HB1041599
Detail, South Front, Entrance Door And Surround
Basement, Southwest Corner Room, Looking Southwest
HB1041600
Basement, Southwest Corner Room, Looking Southwest
Basement, North-central Room (possible Wine Cellar), Looking South
HB1041601
Basement, North-central Room (possible Wine Cellar), Looking South
First Floor, Center Hall, Looking North From Entrance Vestibule
HB1041602
First Floor, Center Hall, Looking North From Entrance Vestibule
First Floor, Southwest Corner Room, Looking South-southwest
HB1041603
First Floor, Southwest Corner Room, Looking South-southwest
First Floor, Southeast Corner Room, Looking North-northeast
HB1041604
First Floor, Southeast Corner Room, Looking North-northeast
First Floor, North-central Room, Looking South-southwest
HB1041605
First Floor, North-central Room, Looking South-southwest
Second Floor, Northeast Corner Stair Tower, Looking North
HB1041606
Second Floor, Northeast Corner Stair Tower, Looking North
Second Floor, Main Section, Northeast Corner Room, Looking Southeast
HB1041607
Second Floor, Main Section, Northeast Corner Room, Looking Southeast
Second Floor, Main Section, Rear East-west Hallway, Looking West From East End Of Hallway
HB1041608
Second Floor, Main Section, Rear East-west Hallway, Looking West From East End Of Hallway
Detail, Second Floor, Southwest Corner Room, Pocket Shutter, Looking West-southwest
HB1041609
Detail, Second Floor, Southwest Corner Room, Pocket Shutter, Looking West-southwest
Second Floor, North-central Room, Looking North-northeast
HB1041610
Second Floor, North-central Room, Looking North-northeast
Third Floor, Main Section, Northwest Corner Room, Looking South-southeast Into Southwest Corner Room
HB1041611
Third Floor, Main Section, Northwest Corner Room, Looking South-southeast Into Southwest Corner Room
Third Floor, North-central Room, Looking West-northwest
HB1041612
Third Floor, North-central Room, Looking West-northwest


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Item Title


Location
88 Broad Street, Charleston, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SC-13-15
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-8; N239).
Building/structure dates: 172 initial construction
Significance: The Old Jewish Orphanage is a good example of Neoclassical design and illustrates the level of architectural competence available in Charleston in ca. 1800. Except for the north side, the exterior of the buildings remains faithful to its original design, while the interior has been repeatedly altered over the years--an indication of its many uses. The building is one of only a few remaining buildings on Court House Square and contributes to the square's overall sense of scale and enclosure. The square is significant because it was an element of the original city plan. The building was constructed in the years following the Revolutionary War, as Charleston was emerging from a time of hardship and depression and embarking on a period of economic and social development. The early use of the building by two different banks points to this economic resurgence. The history of the building is indelibly tied to the Hebrew Orphan Society, the oldest incorporated Jewish charitable organization and other community services. Beyond its philanthropic purpose, the building also functioned as a center of Jewish culture and influence. In later years, the building provided office space for realtors and attorneys, residential space on its third floor, and a community gathering place in the basement bar. The Old Jewish Orphanage is listed in the City's Old and Historic District and has been given a category I rating of "exceptional."

Subjects
Banks
Houses
Offices


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, Photographer April, 1934 SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, Photographer April, 1934 EAST AND NORTH ELEVATIONS, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, Photographer April, 1934 ENTRANCE DOORWAY, SOUTH ELEVATION.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, Photographer April, 1934 DETAIL DOORWAY BETWEEN SOUTH ENTRANCE HALL AND STAIR HALL, LOOKING NORTH.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, Photographer April, 1934 DETAIL SECOND FLOOR STAIR HALL LANDING, LOOKING NORTH.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, Photographer April, 1934 MAIN ROOM SECOND FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, M.B. Paine, Photographer April, 1934 FIREPLACE DETAIL.
8. MAIN ENTRY, SOUTH SIDE
9. SOUTH FRONT AND EAST SIDE, LOOKING NORTHWEST; 90 BROAD STREET (HABS NO. SC-656) AND 92 BROAD STREET VISIBLE AT LEFT SIDE OF PHOTOGRAPH; 10, 12, AND 14 COURT HOUSE SQUARE VISIBLE AT RIGHT EDGE OF PHOTOGRAPH
10. SOUTH FRONT, LOOKING NORTH
11. EAST SIDE, LOOKING WEST FROM OLD COURT HOUSE
12. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, ENTRANCE DOOR AND SURROUND
13. BASEMENT, SOUTHWEST CORNER ROOM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
14. BASEMENT, NORTH-CENTRAL ROOM (POSSIBLE WINE CELLAR), LOOKING SOUTH
15. FIRST FLOOR, CENTER HALL, LOOKING NORTH FROM ENTRANCE VESTIBULE
16. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHWEST CORNER ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
17. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHEAST CORNER ROOM, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHEAST
18. FIRST FLOOR, NORTH-CENTRAL ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
19. SECOND FLOOR, NORTHEAST CORNER STAIR TOWER, LOOKING NORTH
20. SECOND FLOOR, MAIN SECTION, NORTHEAST CORNER ROOM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
21. SECOND FLOOR, MAIN SECTION, REAR EAST-WEST HALLWAY, LOOKING WEST FROM EAST END OF HALLWAY
22. DETAIL, SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHWEST CORNER ROOM, POCKET SHUTTER, LOOKING WEST-SOUTHWEST
23. SECOND FLOOR, NORTH-CENTRAL ROOM, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHEAST
24. THIRD FLOOR, MAIN SECTION, NORTHWEST CORNER ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH-SOUTHEAST INTO SOUTHWEST CORNER ROOM
25. THIRD FLOOR, NORTH-CENTRAL ROOM, LOOKING WEST-NORTHWEST


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