County Hall (former) – Charleston SC

Description

What is now Palace Apartments started out as Williamson Mill (a cotton mill)—built in 1902. Sometime after that it was bought and plans were made to convert the building into a county multi-use building (basketball, boxing, tennis, indoor track, concerts, dances, etc.). WPA work included removing the upper part of the building, new roof installation, and upgraded utilities. The WPA spent $250,000 dollars on the project, which is about $4 million in 2013 dollars, so the conversion work must have been extensive. In later years, the county building became a popular venue for professional wrestling.

Source notes

(1) National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Work Projects Administration, Information Service, Primary File, 1936-42, Box 6, Folder 211-A. (2) “County Hall Here To Open March 29,” Charleston News & Courier, March 16, 1941. (3) “County Hall was wrestling mecca,” The Post and Courier, June 26, 2011, http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20110626/PC1203/306269955, accessed June 25, 2014.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on August 11, 2014.

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Location Info


1000 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Coordinates: 32.80277, -79.949217

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