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A Brief Sketch of Historic Charleston
Presents "in a condensed form the historic and interesting points of interest in and near Charleston most sought after by tourists and visitors." Includes "interesting facts about the first churches and congregations; old historic buildings, halls and colleges; historical houses; relics of the old days; queer streets, alleys and lanes; parks, squares, cemeteries." Map of the peninsula includes "a sketch of the resorts and historical points in and around Charleston." Cover title: Guide Book of Historic Charleston and Map. Published by Lanneau's Art Store (Charleston, S.C.). 24 p., 16 cm. + 1 map, 40 x 50 cm. folded to 10 x 14 cm. (Note: paging begins at page 3.)
A Walk Around Ye Olde Charleston
Guide for a walking tour of Charleston, containing a brief history of Charleston; descriptions of each location on the tour; and photographs of notable buildings. Published by Lanneau's Art Store (Charleston, S.C.). [6] p., [24] leaves : ill. ; 27 x 32 cm.
After the Great Earthquake, 9:54 pm, August 31, 1886: Earthquake Views, Charleston, S.C.
Souvenir booklet containing photographs of the aftermath of the Charleston Earthquake of 1886, featuring the damage done to buildings. Published by Walker, Evans & Cogswell (Charleston, S.C.), 1886. Photographs by Heliotype Printing Co., Boston, Mass. [24] leaves of plates, 12 x 20 cm.
Business Guide of Charleston, S.C.
Directory of local businesses of all sorts. Published by Cooke, Howard & Co. (Baltimore, Md.), ca. 1889. Advertisements interspersed throughout, many of which are illustrated. Business types include bakers and confectioners, barbers, blacksmiths, building materials, butchers, contractors and builders, cigars and tobacco, groceries, furniture, hotels, insurance, house furnishings, painters, plumbers, railroad companies, restaurants, sailmakers, tailors, tin roofing, undertakers, wines and liquors, wheelwrights, and others. Also includes listings for municipal and state government, with names of offices and officers; listings of cemeteries, parks, halls, public buildings, and other points of interest; and a street directory that includes boundaries. In addition to an alphabetical index, the business guide is arranged by type. Missing map. 130 p., ill., 18 cm. (Note: Page numbering starts at 4 on the title page verso, after six unnumbered preliminary pages.)
Charleston Hotel : Entirely Remodeled and Under New Management
Souvenir booklet for guests of the Charleston Hotel, produced after the hotel's renovation and when it was under the new management of Francis G. Cart and W. Irving Davids. Includes a description of the hotel and its remodeling, along with a brief history of Charleston and photographs of points of interest. [16] p., ill., 11x15 cm. (Note: The Charleston Hotel was located on the 200 block of the east side of Meeting Street. It was demolished in 1960.)
Charleston Welcomes You: America's Most Historic City
Travel brochure. Includes brief description of Charleston history, points of interest, hotels, and recreational activities, and a map featuring travel routes to Charleston between Jacksonville, Florida to New York, New York. Designed by Advertising Service Agency and printed by J.J. Furlong & Sons, Charleston, SC. Two sheets : ill., map ; 23 x 41 cm., folded (quartered) to 23 x 10 cm.
Charleston, S.C.: Indelible Photographs
Photographs of Charleston buildings, streets, and other sites. Includes brief history of Charleston. Presumably published by A. Wittemann (New York); printed by The Albertype Co. (New York). [2] p., [48] leaves of plates. Measures 13 x 19 cm.
Charleston, South Carolina
Descriptions of some points of historic interest in and around Charleston, with suggestions on what to see and how to see it. Illustrated with photographs. Published by Walker, Evans & Cogswell. [5] p. derived from two folded sheets (1st sheet 23 x 41 cm. folded to 10 x 23 cm.; 2nd sheet 23 x 81 cm. folded to 23 x 10 cm.).
Charleston, South Carolina: America's Most Historic City
Souvenir booklet and guide to Charleston, featuring a brief overview of the city, chronology of historic events, and descriptions of various points of interest. Includes color illustrations of houses, public buildings, houses of worship, and other sites. "Made in U.S.A. by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis." (Booklet published ca. 1948 but illustrations appear to be reprints of E.C. Kropp Co. early-20th century postcards.) [30] p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
Facts About Charleston, South Carolina: America's Most Historic City
Describes various features of Charleston and the vicinity including art and literature; climate; hunting and fishing; yachting; beaches; transportation; highways; golf; farming; manufacturing; educational; colleges and preparatory schools; societies, clubs, associations; hotels, apartments and dwellings, port facilities; theaters; navy yard; military; U.S. Lighthouse Department; U.S. Engineers Corps; churches; conventions; populations; water supply; banks; living conditions; streets; business; information; U.S. Scouting Fleet; parks and playgrounds; harbor forts; street cars; sight-seeing busses; boats. Also describes various points of interest. "Donated by the City to the Publicity, Tourist & Convention Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Charleston, South Carolina." 12 p. ; 53 x 16 cm. folded to 9 x 16 cm.