Postcard of the Old Exchange Building. Back of postcard reads: "The Old Exchange Building, one of the most historic sites in Charleston, was used to confine pirates in its bastile in 1718. It was later used as military headquarters. During the Revolutionary War, the Provincial Congress was set up here as the first Independent Government in America. Later, in 1818, it was the Post Office."
Postcard of the Fireproof Building. Back of postcard reads: "The famous Fireproof Building, constructed of steel and stone in 1822 as the county records building, so named because it was America's first attempt at fireproof construction. It was designed by Robert Mills, who later designed the United States Treasury Building and WWashington Monument."
Postcard of the entrance of the Dock Street Theatre. Back of postcard reads: "Historic Dock Street Theatre was opened in February, 1736, and was the first building designed for theatrical use in America. In recent years the theatre has been restored and is now a leading factor in the 'reawakening of the arts of the South.'"
Postcard of the interior of the Old Powder Magazine. Back of postcard reads: "The Old Powder Magazine, built about 1705, is a relic of continental days. It is now owned by the South Carolina Society of Colonial Dames and used as their Chapter Room and Museum."
Postcard of the exterior of the Old Powder Magazine. Back of postcard reads: "The oldest building in Charleston. It was erected about 1703 and used as a powder magazine until 1780. It has since been owned by private persons, until the Colonial Dames' Society purchased it recently to use as their headquarters."