Tourist's Guide of Charleston, S.C., 1940

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    Tourist's Guide of Charleston, S.C., "America's Most Historic City" The Old Market
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    CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA "America's Most Historic City" CHARLESTON is known as "America's Most Historic City, not only because so much history has been made here, but because much of the original atmosphere has been retained. It resembles New York as it looked in about the year 1850. Picturesque and distinctive, with its old world atmosphere, Charleston has become one of the principal Southern resort and convention cities. Age has mellowed it; heroic episodes of history have added to its interest. Visitors to Charleston will be awed by the quaint sights to be found in this beautiful old City. Here can be seen old colonial mansions of the 18th century; old churches; quaint courtyards; quaint narrow streets, some of them still paved with cobble stones or Belgian blocks; delicate wrought iron gateways; graceful spires; impressive public buildings; high-walled gardens; and the broad beautiful promenade of the famous Battery seawall drive. Not to be forgotten are the scenic motor drives over tree lined and moss bowered paved highways to the plantation estates and the world renowned gardens. On many of the old mansions, and other buildings, the visitor will notice large washers, which hold in place iron bolts that pass through the houses from wall to wall, and which are reminders of the earthquake this city suffered in August, 1886. It was necessary to install these bolts in order to make the buildings safe. On a peninsular tip only four miles from the open Atlantic, Charleston winters are made mild by the nearby Gulf Stream and the rays of a Southern sun. In summer the cooling sea breezes help maintain
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    "America's Most Historic City" a delightful average temperature. The year around official average is 67 degrees, with a maximum of daily sunshine hours. Modern day Charleston is easily reached. It is on the popular Ocean Highway and Sea Level Route, fast north-south motor roads. Main line service of Eastern Air Lines and Delta Air Line, north, south, and west, operates day and night from the Municipal Airport. On the north bank of the Ashley River, within the city limits, is the new trans-Atlantic seaplane base, and immediately adjoining is the modern Municipal Yacht Basin. Five passenger steamers of the Clyde-Mallory line call regularly. As the State Port of South Carolina, Charleston serves more than thirty coastwise, intercoastal and foreign ports with regular steamship service. Crack trains of the Atlantic Coast Line and the Southern Railway operate out of the Union Station and the North Station. Fast bus service is maintained by the Atlantic Greyhound line. Up the Cooper River is the Charleston Navy Yard, where the Navy Department and the Coast Guard operate air bases. At this first class navy yard are constructed Government vessels of all types, including destroyers and gunboats. Charleston's Historical Past The city of Charleston has had an eventful history, and many a sea and land battle has been fought here. At various times this city has been besieged by the fleets of France, Spain, England, and the United States. In 1670, under the leadership of William Sayle, a group of English Settlers came to the New World and landed at a spot on the west bank of the Ashley River, somewhat above the present city. They considered this site very suitable and laid out a town which they named "Charles Town" in honor of King Charles II. However, in a short time it was found that this site was inconvenient for shipping, and by degrees the inhabitants began to establish themselves nearer the sea, or at what is now the present location of Charleston.
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    Pink House, Pre-Revolutionary Tavern
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    Pringle House
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    Gateway of Simonton House, Built 1776
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    St. Michael's Church
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    St. Philips Church and Grave Yard
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    Huguenot French Protestant Church
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    (C.T. 19) Scene in Magnolia Gardens
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    Scene in Middleton Gardens
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    Aerial View of the Citadel
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    Historic Dock Street Theatre
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    The Tomb of Francis Marion, Famous Revolutionary General
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    Charleston Municipal Yacht Basin
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    Cooper River Bridge
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    Fort Sumter, of Civil War Fame
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    Old Powder Magazine, During Revolutionary War
Title:
Tourist's Guide of Charleston, S.C., 1940
Date:
1940
Description:
Colorful pamphlet highlighting some of Charleston's well known attractions. Includes a brief history of the city and several illustrations. 32p.
Collection:
Lowcountry Tourism
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Pamphlets
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.) -- Description and travel, Charleston (S.C.) -- History, Low Country
Shelving Locator:
F 279 .C43 T68 1940
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Material Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Master is a tiff
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital image copyright 2008, The College of Charleston Libraries. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424