S. E. Express Office
south side of Baruch Street, west of Palmetto Avenue (tax map 38-05), Denmark, SC
June 11 1982
1913 – 1922
Vacant/Not In Use
Signficant Architectural Features:
Small, one-story commercial building constructed of red brick laid in common bond. One common side wall. Flat roof. Front (north elevation): symmetrical. ABA: large central entrance features a segmental-arched surround and probably once contained double doors (this doorway has been boarded up); the boarded up window openings on either side of the entrance are segmental-arched and have projecting brick sills; the window and door openings feature corbeled brick hoodmolds; between the cornice, which is characterized by brick corbeled brackets, and the tops of the windows is a projecting stretcher course. West elevation: at its northern end is a small end wall chimney; the parapet of this side wall sis stepped back; this wall contains two segmental-arched window openings, one wider than the other (both have been boarded up). Rear (south elevation): has a single rectangular 4-panel door in a segmental-arched opening near the east corner and a single segmental-arched window opening toward the west end; immediately to the west of the door opening is a small end wall chimney. OUTBUILDINGS: none
altered - this building was sandblasted about a year ago.
The 1922 and 1931 Sanborn maps of Denmark name the use of this building as "S.E. Express Office" (1922) and "Express Office" (1931).
Source of Historical Information:
Sanborn maps of Denmark: 1913, 1922. 1931.
Denmark - City, 1980/1982
Box 14, Series 108042, Survey of historic resources (county by county data on surface properties), circa 1971-2014