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Charlton Hall Galleries Inc., 912 Gervais Street: 2007 (moved)   6 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in Uncategorized

Here's another nice, but empty, brick building in the Vista. Judging from the poster in the foyer, Charlton Hall moved in 2007 (when 24 March last fell on a Saturday), and is now at 7 Lexington Drive in West Columbia.

I'm not wild about the floors, but the interior brick walls are very nice. Hopefully something will go in here soon. Loopnet says the building will be divided into three spaces for retail or restaurants.

UPDATE 9 June 2012-- This space is still empty!


UPDATE 31 March 2014 -- This is now (and has been for a while) Urban Outfitters:



Written by ted on March 5th, 2010

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6 Responses to 'Charlton Hall Galleries Inc., 912 Gervais Street: 2007 (moved)'

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  1. Oh, come on! Those floors rock! i wish I could remember what they were called. The kitchen floor in my parents is made of that stuff.


    5 Mar 10 at 7:41 am

  2. my parents house is what I meant.

    I need more coffee....


    5 Mar 10 at 7:42 am

  3. In the Senate Street facade illustration in the second from top photograph, that was the location of the late Michael Craig's furniture & cabinet-making shop when I last worked for him circa 1982. Michael's cabinet-making company was an independent entity, but we were the furniture building and repair arm of Charlton Hall Galleries. We worked on an awful lot of antiques for Charlton, and built countless mahogany Queen Anne chair reproductions to match a set where a couple of chairs were missing. As a non sequitur to toss out, I was the coffee-runner in the shop, so every morning I would walk down the train track that was immediately adjacent to and east of the antiques store/wood shop to Gervais, jay-walk Gervais Street in front of Charlton's store, buy everyone a coffee from the old Seaboard Diner, and jay-walf back across with up to 5 coffees in hand. This was my morning routine every work-day for nearly a year.

    My front porch uses this flooring, and I've always been quite fond of it. You rarely see it for interiors, but I would love to have it for a nice big home kitchen because it's easy to clean and more stain-resistant than regular terra cotta tiling. While I'm building my own imaginary gourmet kitchen at home, I'd put a drain in the middle of the floor, and this kind of tile flooring would love to be hosed down at the end of the day because it uses cement as the grout, and is almost totally water-resistant. Forget mopping with some funky old industrial restaurant mop, just crank that hose up and watch the dirty water drain from the middle of the kitchen.

    Michael Taylor

    6 Mar 10 at 2:36 am

  4. SC's first Urban Outfitters is slated for this building, renovation have officially started.


    21 Jan 13 at 7:20 pm

  5. Lucjanrc,

    There is actually and urban outfitters in Charleston in the old Sotille Theater on King Street. It will be interesting to see what they do with this building


    31 May 13 at 12:22 pm

  6. My father Tommy Cromer was 'on call' for this gallery for years as a document photographer. They enjoyed a great relationship over the years until my father passed away.

    Timothy Lee Cromer

    14 Jun 13 at 2:12 pm

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