Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour

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Arcadia Publishing, 2005 - History - 128 pages
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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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Review: Charleston: A Historic Walking Tour (Images of America: South Carolina)

User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

Cool book, but quite dated. Shows a map with the two proposed walking routes, and then shows pictures (with stories) of the homes/buildings seen in order along the route. Read full review


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Author Mary Preston Foster has selected a variety of images that highlight the local history of Charleston.

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