Postal Museum ****
Charleston, SC 29401
Hours: Open to the public during normal business hours.
The United States Post Office and Courthouse was built in 1896. The building has a Renaissance Revival style with a lavish interior and is indicative for elaborate public buildings of the late 19th century. Grey granite from Winnsboro, South Carolina was used along with a square corner tower, rusticated quoins, and balustraded balconies to create a palatial and imposing exterior. The Post Office occupies the first floor and is decorated with carved mahogany woodwork, a marble staircase, brass and ironwork, and stone columns. The second floor contains a paneled Victorian courtroom. The building still functions as it did originally, used as the downtown branch of the post office and federal district court.
The United State Post Office and Courthouse is located at 83 Broad St. The lobby is open to the public during normal business hours.