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Eva Smith Building

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c. 1865. 1994. 26 Capitol St. (between Kanawha Blvd., E., and Virginia St.)
  • Eva Smith Building
  • Eva Smith Building
  • Eva Smith Building

This two-story brick commercial structure is thought to be downtown's oldest building. Above a remodeled first story, elaborate semicircular lintels top the narrow second-story windows, while a bracketed Italianate cornice caps the assembly. A rare survivor in Charleston, the small building is typical of mid-nineteenthcentury commercial buildings in many American cities. As a new cornerstone testifies, it was restored in 1994.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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