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Spacious circa 1794 Charleston apartments, located in the heart of the Historic District, between the French Quarter and South of Broad on Gallery Row: Charleston's Fine Art Destination.
JACOBSON BUILDING AT 19 BROAD “Location Second to None Since 1794”
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*For parties above 2, please contact us for individual room rates and options. We encourage to view our other vrbo listing #16326
Broad Street's most spacious accommodation! Just 1 block south of the Historic Charleston City Market; 1 block north of the Battery & White Point Gardens on Charleston Harbor; 1 block west of Waterfront Park & the Pineapple Fountain on the Cooper River; and 1 block east of Washington Park, the Four Corners of Law, & Museum Mile.
I. HISTORY OF JACOBSON BUILDING AT 19 BROAD
Built in 1794 on one of the nation's most prestigious streets, Jacobson Building at 19 Broad exhibits authenticity characteristic of its historical evolution. The building was constructed by merchant Andrew Kerr in 1794; served as the Bank of the State of South Carolina from 1817 to 1838; the South Western Railroad Bank from 1840 to 1861; the News & Courier until 1902; and the Law Offices of I.H. Jacobson in the 1950's.
19 Broad Street was principally designed by architect Nathaniel F. Potter, famous for his work on the original Charleston Hotel and Millford Plantation in the 1800's. Potter was trained by famous German architects Karl Friedrich Reichert and Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The building's original granite facade, weighing several tons, crashed famously through Broad Street's underground water mains in the Charleston Earthquake of 1886. At the time, 19 Broad Street operated as a beacon of New South Industrialism under the leadership of B.R. Riordan and Captain F.W. Dawson of the News & Courier.
In the 1950’s, the building became the Law Offices of I.H. Jacobson, thereby giving rise to the letters affixed to its facade today: Jacobson Building. Today, proprietors Michael and Jan Jacobson own and operate Jacobson Building at 19 Broad as a tastefully-appointed and affordable alternative to overpriced hotels and undersized properties, providing guests value through superior location and spacious accommodations. Historically restored, our Studio for 2 provides comfort, convenience and unparalleled location. A City of Charleston Sanctioned nightly rental, Jacobson Building at 19 Broad offers you a great deal plus a great deal more in the most desirable location to explore Historic Charleston.
II. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad boasts a location second to none, embedded in Charleston's grandest historic architecture, worthiest fine dining, world-class art galleries, prestigious real estate, and stunning coastal parks. We are in the heart of Historic Charlestowne. Gadsden Alley and Four-Post Alley, which run through the first floor of our property, connect two of the most affluent boroughs in all of Charleston: the French Quarter and South of Broad. With King Street's booming haute cuisine and shopping district immediately to the west, East Bay's southern cuisine and market district immediately to the east, and South of Broad's soaring mansions and meandering alleyways immediately to the south, we grant you unprecedented access to Charleston.
As reported by CBS News, Charleston's Broad Street was listed in 2012 as one of “America's Top 10 Greatest Streets” by the American Planning Association. Among others, the list includes Wall Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway. To quote the listing, 'This is one of the most historically and architecturally significant streets in the country, a street that embraces the past while living in the present and planning for the future' (APA Chief Executive Officer Paul Farmer, FAICP). In 2014, Huffington Post announced Fodor’s top-ten listing of Charleston’s Broad Street in its ranking of “America’s Best Main Streets.”
Broad Street is touted as Charleston’s fine art destination, dubbed 'Gallery Row' by native talent and international enthusiasts alike. Our property is in the center of Gallery Row, amidst a collection of today's top art galleries. Guests can join local artists and vendors for a night of wine-tasting, networking, and exploring on the first Friday of every month for Gallery Row's First Friday's On Broad Art Walk. Broad Street is also home to Charleston's most impressive attorneys, realtors, bankers, architects, and designers. Broad Street is simply the place to be.
Our location's natural beauty rivals that of both its historic architecture and fine art galleries. Around the corner from us is the famous Rainbow Row on East Bay, a liaison between the Battery and Waterfront Park. With such invaluable proximity to everything from blue porpoises and white egrets nestled in the parks' carefully conserved marshlands, to colonial courtyards and ancient oaks preserved meticulously in the surrounding boroughs, our location is nothing short of enchanted.
Broad Street's multifaceted beauty is well complemented by impeccable cuisine, as you will find innumerable restaurants within a mile of our property on lower East Bay Street, Market Street, and upper King Street. On our block alone, you will find Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery, Blind Tiger Pub, Brown Dog Deli, Oak Steakhouse, Goat Sheep Cow, and Gaulart and Maliclet’s “Fast & French.”
Please refer to our featured Insider Guide for an impressive collection of the most coveted destinations and activities in all of Charleston, backed by over 100 years of our family’s roots here. We are confident there is something inspiring for everybody who visits this city and we are honored to show you accordingly.
Allow Jacobson Building at 19 Broad to be your bridge to the authentic and sublime.
III. SOLOMON EXECUTIVE STUDIO
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad features some of Charleston's oldest architecture, with original dental and crown molding, bead board walls, and Charleston brick fireplaces. Modern touches include central heat and air conditioning, ceiling fans, complimentary wireless internet, gas log fireplaces, updated tile bathrooms, and kitchen/dining space. While we happily provide each guest room with cable television, please understand that our sets are not brand new flat screen televisions; Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is a place to relax, entertain, and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer within a few steps of your door.
-SOLOMON EXECUTIVE STUDIO ($3490+/month) ($190-$350/night)
*Please see captioned pictures and quoted rates for details on the Solomon Executive Studio.
IV. AMENITIES & INFORMATION
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad affords all guests complimentary coffee, paper towels, bath towels, wash cloths, toilet tissue, and shower gel. While we are happy to direct guests to nearby pharmacies and convenient stores, we do suggest that guests bring personal toiletries and cosmetics in order to ensure optimal comfort. All beds are neatly made with freshly cleaned linens prior to your arrival.
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is a City of Charleston sanctioned lodging property. Due to its historic nature, Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is not ADA compliant. The apartment is accessed via the first floor of 19 Broad Street, behind Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery, down Gadsden Alley.
Our neighborhood constitutes a unique blend of commercial properties and residential homes. Accordingly, the City of Charleston enforces a noise ordinance between the hours of 11pm and 7am. Out of respect for our valued tenants and neighbors in the City of Charleston, we humbly ask all of our guests to exercise consideration of their surroundings and to adhere to this ordinance during the hours of 11pm to 7am.
For any and all occasions, a trip to Charleston merits respectable celebration. Our property is the perfect space for large families, girls’ or guys’ weekends, golfing trips, small wedding groups, traveling couples, and more. We eagerly await your arrival and wish you a safe trip to our historic Broad Street property and the beautiful City of Charleston!
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad features some of Charleston's oldest architecture, with original dental and crown molding, bead board walls, and Charleston brick fireplaces. Modern touches include central heat and air conditioning, ceiling fans, complimentary wireless internet, gas log fireplaces, updated tile bathrooms, and kitchen/dining space. ...moreless
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad features updated tile bathrooms with vanity sinks. We are delighted to provide our guests with bath towels, shower gel, & toilet tissue....moreless
Jan and Mike Jacobson are easily accessed. We encourage our guests to email or call us with any questions. Charleston residents for 60+ years, we want our customers to enjoy our accommodations. Our apartments are quite clean, comfortable and spacious. Our location is 2nd to none. A City of Charleston sanctioned nightly rental, Jacobson Building at 19 Broad proudly offers a rare opportunity to enjoy a full apartment amidst Historic Charleston's most coveted locations. ...moreless
Location, Location, Location!
1 block South of the Historic Market
in the French Quarter
1 block North of the Battery
on Charleston Harbor
1 block West of Waterfront Park
on the Cooper River...moreless
Golf Course Front:
Take a Water Taxi across Charleston Harbor to Patriots Point Golf and more...moreless
Waterfront Park-2 blocks to the East
The Battery-2 blocks to the South...moreless
Sometimes quirky but can at least walk outside if all else fails. All visitors to date have had no problems with internet. Historic Building has 18' thick walls and sometimes signal best at window....moreless
Iron & Board
Linens and Fresh linens ready for you on arrival...moreless
Thanksgiving Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter II Dec 1 - Dec 28, 2015 3 night min stay
$225 Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
New Years Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2016 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Empty trash into outside receptacle, gather wet towels into bathroom, leave sheets on beds, load remaining dirty dishes into dishwasher and turn on.
No cleaning fee for standard cleaning of 2 hours. $250 nonrefundable indoor tobacco smoking fee.
No Cancelation without Replacement Renter.
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Quoted rates apply to parties of 2.
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This is for the traveler who wants to walk around and enjoy all Historic Charleston has to offer. Waterfront Park, Market Street, White Point Gardens/The Battery, Rainbow Row, 4 Corners of Law.
Charleston's Finest Restaurants
Gallery Row and King Street Shopping
This and more an easy walk from Jacobson Building at 19 Broad!
Year Purchased: 1950
About the owner: Michael Jacobson was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the first son of I.H. Jacobson and Frances Solomon Jacobson. At the time, his father 'Jake' owned and operated the Law Offices of I.H. Jacobson at 19 Broad Street, thereby giving rise to the letters that remain on the building to this day: Jacobson Building.
Michael's mother, Frances, was a second generation Charlestonian and the youngest daughter of Sam Solomon, founder of the Sam Solomon Company. In its day, the Sam Solomon Company was an iconic department store in Charleston and various other southeastern cities.
Born in central South Carolina, Jan came to Charleston in the 1970's as the Sam Solomon Company's Corporate Director of Media. While employed at his grandfather's company, Michael met Jan, who soon became his fiance. Their first apartment as newlyweds was in the Jacobson Building at 19 Broad Street.
In the early 2000's, Michael and Jan left the corporate world behind and fulfilled their dream of owning and operating an accommodation in the building that housed their first apartment: Jacobson Building at 19 Broad.
Mike and Jan have been married for over 30 years and have three children: Joseph, Sophie, and Aaron. They are delighted to share this most magical home with guests of their beloved city.
Why the Owner Chose Charleston: Prime Location and unique nightly rental located in the Heart of the Historic District, where you can easily walk to all Historic District venues and in all directions.We offer full apartments for unparalleled access to all Historic Charleston has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio: Unprecedented Convenience
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad, circa 1794. Location, Location, Location!
Solomon Studio's beautiful bar, constructed with repurposed original circa 1794 wooden joists
Solomon Studio's original circa 1794 hearth with functional gas log fireplace. Pictured: Frances Solomon Jacobson & Israel Harry 'Jake' Jacobson (left to right), the first proprietors of Jacobson Building at 19 Broad.
Queen Sleigh Bed
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad features Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery on its Ground Floor. Enjoy locally roasted coffee, fine Danish pastries, fresh French breads, classic Italian sandwiches, and much more!
Charleston's famous Rainbow Row is just around the corner!
South of Broad, Charleston's most prestigious neighborhood
Cozy up to the bar made of reclaimed beams
Tiled vanity sink
Full tile bathroom with washer and dryer
The Yorktown across the Harbor at Waterfront Park.
Solomon Studio Full Kitchen: comes with gas stove oven, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, dishwasher, pots, pans, utensils, silverware, & serving pieces
working gas fireplace
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is next door to the famous Oak Steakhouse. Indulge in culinary masterpieces ranging from foie gras burgers & lobster macaroni, to petite filet & dry-aged bone-in ribeye!
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is located on Gallery Row: Charleston's Fine Art Destination. Enjoy First Friday's on Broad, a night of wine-tasting, networking, and exploring the Charleston scene! Sponsored by Gallery Row on the first Friday of each month.
Historic architecture within our block! Pictured: Old Exchange Provost & Dungeon
Tile shower with bath towels & shower gel provided
Jacobson Building at 19 Broad is down the street from Blind Tiger Pub, famous for its huge historic courtyard, Broad Street Burger, and excellent Sunday Brunch. Enjoy live music performances ranging from bluegrass to funk!
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