Charleston has plenty of Post Offices, but this is ‘The Post Office’. It’s in the same building as the Federal Courthouse, built in 1896. The first Post Office was destroyed in the 1886 earthquake.
It is impossible to get any perspective inside. It is all ornate carved wood and high polish brass. And of course huge slabs of marble.
Above is the entrance, a hand carved vestibule.
Walls are lined with private boxes, and they are highly polished. No finger prints allowed.
The stair case is enclosed in a marble, brass and filigree ‘work of art’.
The second floor here is private offices, but anybody visiting still needs to walk up these stairs.
Being a Post Office it’s open regular hours for a visit at 83 Broad Street, Charleston.
This is a time machine, to another era.