Answered By: Catherine Stiers
Last Updated: Sep 07, 2020     Views: 3

The Fireproof Building, located at 100 Meeting Street in Charleston, is the headquarters for the South Carolina Historical Society's administrative offices and is home to a new museum featuring interactive exhibits on the people, places, and movements that shaped the state and nation. Many of the South Carolina Historical Society's archival holdings were relocated to the College of Charleston's Special Collections in the Addlestone Library in 2014. However, a modest selection of books remain at the Fireproof Building. To request an item that is located in the Fireproof Building, please contact us at 


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