Built in 1761-1771, the Old Exchange Building on East Bay Street is one of the most important colonial era buildings in Charleston, and the United States. Many important things have happened in its halls over time, but one of the most significant is that it is where the first local reading of the Declaration of Independence took place.
Anchored on the Meeting Street end by the elegant Market Hall, the City Market is unusually quiet during the coronavirus pandemic. Designed by the famed Charleston architect E. B. White and built in 1841, Market Hall has some beautiful details, including the ram and ox heads above the columns — signifying that it was a meat market.
Located across from Colonial Lake on Beaufain Street, this house — built for one family c. 1840 — once served as a home for “Presbyterian and Huguenot woman of gentle birth and small means.” In 1971 it was converted back to a single family house.
A beautiful gate and piazza on a Rutledge Avenue house built in 1852. The piazza was actually a later addition.
This beautiful wall of jasmine can be found on Lamboll Street. The fragrance is stupendous.
This cannon was discovered under a house on Tradd Street when the house was being renovated. It’s now on display in the front yard for all to see.