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South Carolina Historical Society Museum

US / South Carolina
Listed By: South Carolina Film Commission
Location ID: #027-10129667
A National Historic Landmark designed by Robert Mills in the Palladian style, the Fireproof Building sitting at 100 Meeting St. has been named by Architectural Digest as one of the "15 Most Noteworthy Museums Opening This year." Home to the South Carolina Historical Society, the building finds good company on a list including the Museum of Fine Arts in Malta, Scotland's Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Mills' famed Meeting Street structure was designed and built in the 1820s and was the first fireproof building ever built to protect documents. The building housed Charleston County offices and records until 1943, when it became the permanent home for the South Carolina Historical Society. Then, in 2014, the Society relocated its collection to College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library. . Click here for additional info.

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Architecture Style:

  • 1800s / Civil War

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Charleston, SC 29401
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South Carolina Film Commission
Columbia, SC
Phone: 803.737.0496
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