South Adger’s Wharf is one of Charleston’s beautiful cobblestone streets. These houses were once the offices and warehouses servicing the trading ships that sailed into Charleston. The empty ships would come into Charleston with the cobblestones as ballast. As the ballast was not needed once their goods were loaded, the stones would be left in Charleston and used to “pave” the streets. The streets closest to the harbor, such as this one, were paved first.