Second Bank of the United States (South Carolina National Bank)

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Black and white photograph of the pediment eagle on the Second Bank of the United States building located at 16 Broad Street.

Built c. 1817, the two-story stucco building originally housed the Second Bank of the United States. The neoclassical facade of the building is simple, accented with a pediment and an original carved and gilded oak eagle. The interior has retained its elaborate Rococo Revival plaster cornices. In 1850 the building housed the Bank of Charleston and was expanded to the north using both Rocco Revival and Italianate style designs.

Photographer Charles N. Bayless, funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, photographed and recorded the Carolina Lowcountry between 1970 and 1988. The South Carolina Project took place between 1977 and 1979.