Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour
Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of this beautiful city. With its architecture, palm trees, and cobblestone streets, Charleston is one of the South's great cultural destinations. Its ballrooms and benevolent society halls attest to grand periods of opulence and high living. The theater, libraries, museum, and college show an appreciation for culture and sophistication. But don't let the city's beauty hide its turbulent history. The horrors of bombardment and occupation by conquering armies have left their marks. The city has experienced bleak times and disasters, including fires, a devastating earthquake, and hurricanes, not to mention the challenges of Reconstruction. Yet Charleston has survived its darker days, and now may be the city's finest hour. Neighborhoods from Calhoun Street to the Battery are in better condition today than they have ever been before. This book offers three tours to explore the historic downtown: the Meeting Street loop, the Legare Street loop, and the Ansonborough tour. Enjoy the walk, and let the city tell you its story.
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Adamesque ANSON STREET Ansonborough ARCHDALE STREET architect Baptist became bought Brewton brick British occupation BROAD STREET built this house Carolina Historical Society CHALMERS STREET Charles Charleston Place CHURCH STREET College of Charleston congregation daughter designed double tenement Dubose Heyward earthquake of 1886 EAST BATTERY Edward Brickell White England Episcopal Church fire Fort Sumter Gabriel Manigault gates George Johnson GEORGE STREET GLEBE STREET Gothic Revival Greek Revival Grimke HASELL STREET Heyward house was built INSIDE Isaac James John John Rutledge KING STREET LAURENS STREET LEGARE STREET lived married MEETING STREET merchant Michael's Miles Brewton Motte Museum Number occupied oldest open for tours ORANGE STREET piazza Pinckney plantation planter president purchased Ravenel remodeled renovation Revolutionary rice Robert Rutledge single house Smith sold SOUTH BATTERY South Carolina South Carolina Historical stucco Sumter Thomas Tradd Tradd Street Vanderhorst wall WENTWORTH STREET William Rhett woodwork