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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...

April 6, 2017

When Charles Town was planned on the “Grand Modell,” Broad Street was envisioned as the major east-west thoroughfare. On the east end were the custom house and the merchants and banking houses, facilitating a lucrative commerce. Other public buildings were located furt...

April 6, 2017

When Charles Town was planned on the “Grand Modell,” Broad Street was envisioned as the major east-west thoroughfare. On the east end were the custom house and the merchants and banking houses, facilitating a lucrative commerce. Other public buildings were located furt...

February 4, 2016

In 1866, the damaged bank building at One Broad Street was sold to William L. Trenholm and Theodore D. Wagner, business associates of John Fraser & Company. During the war, their company had been heavily involved in blockade running at home while its Liverpool subsidia...

February 5, 2015

Complementing our Seabrook’s approach on page 18, this extra historical note reminds us of the huge impact of the war on our fair city; we are still digging up ordinance. By the time Confederate troops evacuated, Charleston had become the most bombarded mainland city i...

December 4, 2014

As the holidays approach, the Charleston Mercury once again highlights some of the cultural amenities available on historic Broad Street. This year a new art gallery and a jewelry shop have opened in the block between Church and Meeting streets. Each is exceptional in...

December 4, 2014

The imposing Neoclassical building at the northeast corner of Church and Broad streets was built for Citizens and Southern Bank in 1928-29. It was intended to dominate the corner and does to this day. Its predecessor the this site was Shepheard’s Tavern (also known at...

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173 Meeting Street, rack

(just below Market St.)

 

WEST OF THE ASHLEY

Terrace Oaks Antiques, rack, 2307 Maybank Hwy. 

EAST OF THE COOPER

Harris Teeter, outside rack,

Houston-Northcutt Blvd.

The Village Bookseller, 761 Coleman Blvd

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

Pitt St. Pharmacy

Saltwater Cowboys

The Wreck

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Nearly 20 years ago, an editor noted that we are “… not the West Ashley Mercury, not the Peninsula Mercury, not the James Island Mercury…” To this day, we remain a publication for the entire Lowcountry. We send each month’s print edition to fifty fine neighborhoods in our area and to subscribers in to 34 states.  For thousands of Charleston Mercury readers, we continue the mission as he simply stated it — “to bring attention to what makes the real Lowcountry tick.” We hope all those who care about our arts, culture, outdoors, quality of life and all that "pluff mud magic" that We People love so dear will enjoy these "salmon sheets."
 

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