The Charleston Post Office

The Charleston Post Office

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.

The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office

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.

The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office

Above is the entrance, a hand carved vestibule.

The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office

Walls are lined with private boxes, and they are highly polished. No finger prints allowed.

The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office

The stair case is enclosed in a marble, brass and filigree ‘work of art’.

The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office

The second floor here is private offices, but anybody visiting still needs to walk up these stairs.

The Charleston Post Office
The Charleston Post Office

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.

 

 

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