At this intersection of Broad and Meeting Streets stood buildings that represent God's law, City, State and Federal laws. Thus, the term Four Corners of Law which was given by Robert Ripley, the creator of Ripley's Believe it or Not! show.
Top photo is St. Michael's Episcopal Church, God's law, at the southeast corner. The church was built between 1752-1761. Representing local law is Charleston City Hall, built between 1800-1804, at the northeast corner. Charleston County Courthouse, at northwest corner, built in 1753 as South Carolina provincial capital, later rebuilt as the courthouse in 1796, representes State law. The post office and federal courthouse at the southwest corner, representing federal law, was completed in 1896. There you have it, the Four Corners of Law.