Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Old Record Building

Marker ID: SCHM 23-1
Location: South Main Street, across from the Poinsett Hotel, Greenville, SC
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 50.923    W 082° 23.977
  34.848717    -82.399617
Style: Free Standing **


In 1820, seventy feet south of this point, "the old record building" was erected; it was designed by Robert Mills (1781-1855), famous Charleston architect, designer of the Washington Monument. This building of classic design was county courthouse until 1855; then record building until removed, 1924. John C. Calhoun spoke from its portico on current issues.