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The Woman's Club of Charleston

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1928–1929, Walter F. Martens. 1600 Virginia St., E. (east corner of Virginia and Elizabeth sts.)
  • The Woman's Club of Charleston (Michelle Krone)
  • The Woman's Club of Charleston (Michelle Krone)
  • The Woman's Club of Charleston (Michelle Krone)

An elegant Chateauesque design, this two-story building displays a slightly more pretentious facade than those of its neighbors. Even so, it nicely bridges the architectural gap between residential and institutional architecture and maintains the established scale of the streetscape. Projecting wings flank the slightly recessed main block, and the whole is capped with a steep slate roof. A delicate iron balcony extends between the wings and over the arcaded entrance, adding to the French flair of this very appealing building.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "The Woman's Club of Charleston", [Charleston, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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