Remembering Baker Sanatorium
Waring Library Society Medical History Moment
By Susan Hoffius
Located on the southwest corner of Ashley Avenue and Beaufain Street overlooking Colonial Lake, the building that is now Baker House condominiums opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1912 as the Baker-Craig Sanatorium. Named for its founders Dr. Archibald E. Baker, Sr. of Charleston and Dr. Lawrence Craig of Dillon, South Carolina, the hospital was a private clinic specializing in surgical and gynecological cases. In 1917 Dr. Craig withdrew from the enterprise, leaving Dr. Baker as the sole owner and principal physician until his death on July 31, 1934.
Southern sipping, steaks at Scandinavia’s Saddle & Sabre
By the Whisky Couple
There are bars … and there are saloons. Recently Becky and I were back in Sweden to witness the birth of a new whisky, up in the northeast, a story we will save for another episode in the salmon sheets. After our short stint near Sundsvall, we decided to stay a few extra days in Stockholm — among other reasons for Becky’s birthday. I try to find interesting places to celebrate every year. A favorite was with champagne while flying above the Mediterranean; that’s been not an easy one to beat.
Roper’s versatile chairman dives in with both hands
By Charleston Mercury Staff
When envisioning a traditional “hospital chairman of the board,” certain formulaic adjectives come to mind. Most envision a reserved and fatherly figure, seated behind a large desk late into the night, attending to the details that keep hospital operations humming.
The legend of Burbage’s celebrates 70 Years
By Peg Eastman
This year Burbage’s will celebrate 70 years of continuous operation as a neighborhood grocery store. It is a venerable Charleston institution, one that started in 1946 when Robert A. Burbage and his brother, John Henry, opened their first corner store on Ashley Avenue.