McMillan Pazdan Smith
121 Calhoun Street, Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29401
(We are located in the historic Harleston-Boags Funeral Home, circa 1880. )
Parking is limited. Please beware of getting towed. Our building has a small parking lot with 4 reserved visitor spaces designated by red tape. If no visitor spots are available, please park in a metered space on the street or use the nearest parking garage — found 2 blocks down Calhoun Street, towards East Bay Street, make a right on Alexander for the Gaillard Garage.
Historic photo of the Harleston-Boags building, pictured not long after it was constructed, circa 1914.
Our office moved into the historic Harleston-Boags Building on Calhoun Street in 2016. The grand three-story building at 121 Calhoun Street, circa 1914, has been a landmark of the city’s African American history for decades. Built by Captain Edwin Harleston, a black planter who formed the Harleston-Boags Funeral Home with his brother, Robert, some of Charleston’s earliest NAACP meetings were hosted here and the site was visited by prominent black leaders like W.E.B. Dubois and Mary McLeod Bethune.
As noted in “Buildings of Charleston” by Jonathan Poston, the building was designed in the traditional Charleston vernacular style. Thomas Pinckney was the architect, and Cassey Smalls was the builder. Around it’s 100th birthday, the building emerged from a historic preservation project that restored its facade to the original look. The project won the 2015 Carolopolis Award as one of the best preservation projects in Charleston.