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Shulte-United Building, 1620 Main Street: 1996   4 comments

Posted at 12:30 am in government,landmark

Here's another Main Street landmark, The Shulte-United Building (which also comprises 1624 Main Street). Look at all the gold and filigree along the roofline!

I don't actually know what Shulte-United was or sold, and while I can find out on the web that the place is on Historic Columbia Landmark list, nothing besides that bare fact is mentioned.

Normally, googling a street address will bring up a good bit of useful information about a place's retail history, but the most recent cites I'm getting for this place are that it was the 1996 headquarters for the Cliton/Gore campaign (that web site is still up!)) and the South Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign HQ during the same time period. The interior seems to have seen work since then, but if there was another occupant, I'm missing it.

Given the nature of the architecture it's perhaps not surprising that the realty agency whose placard is in the display window seems to specialize in Art Deco properties in Miami.

Written by ted on February 10th, 2010

4 Responses to 'Shulte-United Building, 1620 Main Street: 1996'

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  1. HCF does not mention this building in their Main Street brochure that came out last year. So I did some Google checking and found it was built in 1929. Originally it was a part of a national dime store chain. I remember in the 1970s this building was briefly a roller skating rink. (It had a nice hardwood floor that was great for skating.)

    For more info on S-U:
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,758501,00.html

    Tom

    10 Feb 10 at 11:00 am

  2. HCF does not mention this building in their Main Street brochure that came out last year. So I did some Google checking and found it was built in 1929. Originally it was a part of a national dime store chain. I remember in the 1970s this building was briefly a roller skating rink. (It had a nice hardwood floor that was great for skating.)

    For more info on S-U:
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,758501,00.html

    Tom

    10 Feb 10 at 11:00 am

  3. Sorry for the double post, my computer acted up.

    Tom

    10 Feb 10 at 11:01 am

  4. The last business that occupied this building was Phil's
    Shoes. The outline of the old sign used to be visible at the
    street level. Phil's was part of the Rack Room chain. I worked there as a shipping/receiving clerk there from 11/86 to 05/88.

    George

    10 Feb 10 at 11:28 am

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