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Chamber of Commerce

135 South Main Street
Greenville SC United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count10
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - beaux arts
 - masonry
 - steel
 - limestone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Top floor132 ftSanborn Map

Architect: Beacham and LeGrand
Engineering: J.E. Sirrine & Co.
Developer: Minter Homes

Built by the Chamber of Commerce to replace the county owned Record Building, the Chamber Building was the top office building in Greenville, with rents between $35.00 to $45.00 a month. The skyscraper opened November 2, 1925.

The building featured two fast Otis elevators, a wash basin, an outlet for an electric fan and telephone service in each office.

To make the slender building as light and as strong as possible, it was built with solid steel columns and a brick veneer over hollow tiles for the walls.

A copper box holding copies of the daily newspapers for January 12, 1925, a roster of Chamber members, current photographs of Greenville (including, an airplane view), and coins, were sealed and placed in the cornerstone, which was inscribed "A Gate of Friendliness on the Pathway of Commerce."

The building was restored by Southerland Construction in 2001.

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