Oral history with Dorothy Porcher Legge

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Oral history with Dorothy Porcher Legge
Legge, Dorothy Porcher
Dorothy Haskell Porcher Legge was a pioneer of historic preservation in Charleston. In this interview, Legge discusses her early efforts to restore homes on the peninsula and describes the restoration of her family’s residence at number 99 – 101 East Bay Street beginning in 1931. Legge worked privately and effectively to inspire the revitalization of this block of deteriorated eighteenth-century mercantile structures on East Bay Street which eventually came to be known as “Rainbow Row.” In the interview Legge also discusses growing up on Mulberry (on the Cooper River) and Bonny Hill (on the Combahee River) rice plantations and family history including the life of her mother’s grandfather, Rev. John Bachman. Audio with transcript and tape log.
South Carolina Historical Society Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
South Carolina Historical Society
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Heyward, Duncan Clinch, 1864-1943, Porcher, Isaac, 1777-1849, Huguenot Church of Charleston, S.C., Bachman, John, 1790-1874, Audubon, John James, 1785-1851
Topical Subject:
Rice plantations--South Carolina--1900-1910, Tenement houses, Preservation and restoration, Sherman's March through the Carolinas
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.), Moncks Corner (S.C.)
Shelving Locator:
44-30-05 Legge
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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