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January 14, 2020

One of the most picturesque institutions of Old Charleston was the street vendors hawking their wares. Some sold ice for the “ice boxes,” while others sold vegetables, flowers and beautiful handmade baskets. Many women carried their wares in baskets balanced on top of...

November 5, 2019

Today Clark Mills is practically forgotten in Charleston, in spite of the fact that his studio at 51 Broad St. has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a self-taught sculptor, Mills pioneered new techniques in bronze casting, built his own foundr...

June 12, 2019

Gun battles. Murders. Executions, fantastical prophesies — all in the Palmetto State’s own parish of St. Denis. It’s a sensational tale of colonial life on the French Santee, one incident among many that has resurfaced thanks to the recent publication of The Huguenot C...

June 12, 2019

The “story behind the story” is far more compelling than a brief recitation of the attributes of the lovely frame home at 140 Broad St. The original house on this site once belonged to Postmaster Alfred Huger, a respected member of Charleston’s planter aristocracy who...

June 12, 2019

The trio of Italianate brownstone buildings at 7, 9 and 11 Broad Street are often grouped together in photographs and their histories are uniquely Charleston.

Number 7 Broad Street was built in the 1850s for brokers William M. Martin and John C. Martin. It is thought th...

May 9, 2019

According Dr. David Ramsay’s History of South Carolina, the Bank of South Carolina was organized once the state recovered from the post-Revolutionary War depression. In anticipation of its operation, in 1796 the bank purchased a lot at the northwest corner of Broad and...

April 4, 2019

Towering above Broad Street is the People’s Building, Charleston’s first skyscraper. At the time of its construction, many hailed it as a sign of progress while others were afraid it would ruin the city’s iconic skyline. The controversy over the People’s Building fores...

February 7, 2019

The 1680 plan for Charles Towne laid out three 60-foot-wide thoroughfares for the community. Among them was Broad Street, a space intended for parades, public buildings and much of the town’s business activity beyond the wharves bordering the eastern side of the penins...

October 3, 2018

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces deserve a salute — especially the military chaplains who provide them and their families with spiritual support. One such chaplain is the new president of Charleston Southern University; he is none other than Major Ge...

May 7, 2018

The Rhett name goes back to the early days of the Carolina colony. I was privileged to discuss this legacy with the Rev. Dr. William Rhett, who can trace his roots back to the very first Rhett, one of our most colorful and controversial colonists. We are catching up wi...

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Charleston’s beacon by the sea

October 2, 2019

Both long-term residents and newcomers may readily see see the unrelenting change in coastal landscape. Some is gradual; some is swift and dramatic. I...

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Clair's Service Station, rack, 334 Folly Rd.



Harris Teeter, outside rack, Houston-Northcutt Blvd.

Page's Okra Grill

Mt. Pleasant Library, outside rack, Mathis Ferry Rd & Shelmore

Pitt St. Pharmacy

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