Our 174 Broad Street — home of Mayor Grace
By Peg Eastman
Today, the old “Cooper River Bridge” is just a fading memory and the residence of the once-powerful John Patrick Grace is almost forgotten. Our 174 Broad Street is not listed in Charleston’s tour guide training manual, Poston’s The Buildings of Charleston or the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) at the Library of Congress. However, all was not lost, for Grace’s residence resurfaced when College of Charleston professor Robert Stockton, a former columnist for “Do You Know Your Charleston,” heard mention of it and researched the property. Years later, a picture of 174 Broad Street was finally published in The Great Cooper Bridge — required reading for Stockton’s “Modern Charleston” course.
Dysautonomia Advocacy Board formed to combat little-known condition
By Patra Taylor
In 2000 Ainsley Glenn was living her dream. Beautiful and brilliant, she had a post-graduate degree in cardiac arrhythmias and an excellent career with a medical device company in Washington, D.C. Then a serious automobile accident stopped her in her tracks.
New year, new structure at Drayton Hall
By Robert Salvo
Fireworks, popping corks and the familiar strains of Auld Lang Sine; New Year’s celebrations are not typically quiet affairs. But something that happened in dead silence at the stroke of midnight, January 1st should cause all history and preservation minded folks in the Lowcountry to cheer: As of 2015, Drayton Hall is under new management — though with a happily familiar face.