Wreckage of Calvary Baptist Church After the 1938 Tornado

Wreckage of Calvary Baptist Church After the 1938 Tornado
Photograph of the wreckage of the Calvary Baptist Church, an African-American church demolished by the tornado of September 29, 1938. Located at the corner of Sumter Street and Ashley Avenue; address may have been 387 Sumter Street. Handwritten on back of photo: "Old Negro church on Sumter Street, corner of Ashley Avenue. This was done by second tornado that hit 2 miles from the other one. Sept. 29, 1938."
1938 Tornado Photograph Collection
Contributing Institution:
Margaretta Childs Archives at Historic Charleston Foundation
Media Type:
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Calvary Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.)
Topical Subject:
Church buildings--South Carolina--Charleston, African American churches--South Carolina--Charleston, Tornado damage--South Carolina--Charleston, Lost architecture--South Carolina--Charleston
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Shelving Locator:
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
Digitization Specifications:
600 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Copyright status undetermined.
Access Information:
For more information contact Archivist/Librarian; Historic Charleston Foundation; P.O. Box 1120; Charleston, SC 29402.