Farmers' and Exchange Bank

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Farmers' and Exchange Bank
Farmers and Exchange Bank (Charleston).jpg
Farmers' and Exchange Bank
Farmers' and Exchange Bank is located in South Carolina
Farmers' and Exchange Bank
Location 141 E. Bay St., Charleston, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°46′39″N 79°55′38″W / 32.77750°N 79.92722°W / 32.77750; -79.92722Coordinates: 32°46′39″N 79°55′38″W / 32.77750°N 79.92722°W / 32.77750; -79.92722
Built 1853-54
Architect Edward C. Jones; Francis D. Lee
Architectural style Moorish Revival, Exotic Revival, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001685
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 7, 1973[1]
Designated NHL November 7, 1973[2]

Farmers' and Exchange Bank is a Moorish Revival-style bank building built in 1854 in Charleston, South Carolina. It was rehabilitated in 1970 and again in 1990.

The building is recognizable for its use of muqarnas -- characteristic of Persian and North African architecture—as well as its large arched windows and striking red sandstone facade. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.[2] [3][4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Farmers' and Exchange Bank". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Farmers' and Exchange Bank, Charleston County (141 E. Bay St., Charleston)". National Register Properties in South Carolina listing. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  4. ^ Tray Stephenson and Bernard Kearse (April 19, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Farmers' and Exchange Bank" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying one photo, exterior, undated PDF (32 KB)

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