U.S. Post Office & Courthouse

Title

U.S. Post Office & Courthouse

Description

The U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, is located on the southwest corner of Meeting and Broad Streets in an area known as the "Four Corners of Law." The building is a testament to the importance of the federal presence in the city. On the northwest corner, a 1792 courthouse represents the role of county government in Charleston. City Hall, built in 1802 on the northeast corner, symbolizes the presence of municipal government. Finally, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, built between 1752 and 1761, signifies divine law as a component in community life. The building was individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and is also within the boundaries of the National Register Charleston Historic District and the National Historic Landmark Charleston Historic District. Today, the building continues to function as a post office and courthouse.

For further exploration, please see https://www.gsa.gov/historic-buildings/us-post-office-and-courthouse-charleston-sc

Creator

National Archives

Date

1901

Source

Wikimedia

Rights

U.S. Postal Service & Courthouse

Publisher

U.S. Postal Service & Courthouse

Contributor

National Archives

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Public Architecture

Identifier

Architecture

Coverage

Charleston, South Carolina

Files

us-post-office-charleston.jpg

Reference

National Archives, U.S. Post Office & Courthouse, U.S. Postal Service & Courthouse, 1901

Cite As

National Archives, “U.S. Post Office & Courthouse,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/16.