The Early Architecture of Charleston
Edited by Albert Simons and Samuel Lapham, Jr.

The Early Architecture of Charleston (University of South Carolina Press)

With an introduction by Samuel Gaillard Stoney. University of South Carolina Press (1990), paperback edition after 1970 hardcover, reprint of 1927 edition published by the Press of he American Institute of Architects, Inc. 223pp. including index. 8.5 x 11.75 inches. Paperback. ISBN-10: 0-87249-708-9.


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About the Book

Originally published in 1927 by the Press of he American Institute of Architects, Inc., this book has long been recognized as being monumental in conception and execution. It was to be the first in a series of books highlighting the architectural heritage of the eastern half of the United States. Charleston was selected as the subject for the first volume because of the great number of early buildings of distinction that had survived the devastations of wars, hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes and because of its claim to being “America's most historic city.” Only this volume was published, as the others slated for publication fell victim to the Great Depression.

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