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Palmetto Building, 1400 Main Street at Washington Street, Columbia, Richland County, SC



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HB1056124
General View, Looking Northeast

HB1056125
General View, Looking East

HB1056126
South Elevation, View Of Top Stories, Taken From Roof Top Across Street

HB1056127
South Elevation, View Of Top Stories, Taken From Roof Top Across Street, Closer View

HB1056128
South Elevation, View Of Top Stories, Taken From Roof Top Across Street, Closer View

HB1056129
South Elevation, View Of Lower Stories

HB1056130
South Elevation, View Of Lower Stories, With Scale

HB1056131
Detail, East (front) Facade Entryway

HB1056132
East (front) Facade Reflected In 1401 Main Street


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Item Title


Location
1400 Main Street at Washington Street, Columbia, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SC-611
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
National Register Number: 80003696
Significance: At 215 feet tall, the Palmetto Building was the tallest building in Columbia, South Carolina, at the time of construction. It is an excellent example of an early 20th century skyscraper sheathed in Gothic Revival detail. Constructed of limestone and terra cotta, this U-shaped, 15 story high structure has a palmetto tree motif, copper cornice, foliated pilasters and entablatures, decorated Tudor arches with points terminating in palmetto trees, and a stone parapet. The Palmetto Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1980.

Related Names
Harder, Julius


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING EAST
3. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW OF TOP STORIES, TAKEN FROM ROOF TOP ACROSS STREET
4. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW OF TOP STORIES, TAKEN FROM ROOF TOP ACROSS STREET, CLOSER VIEW
5. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW OF TOP STORIES, TAKEN FROM ROOF TOP ACROSS STREET, CLOSER VIEW
6. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW OF LOWER STORIES
7. SOUTH ELEVATION, VIEW OF LOWER STORIES, WITH SCALE
8. DETAIL, EAST (FRONT) FACADE ENTRYWAY
9. EAST (FRONT) FACADE REFLECTED IN 1401 MAIN STREET


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