South Carolina, Charleston Guide (B): Historic District - Business District of Charleston

Historic District - Business District of Charleston
The Business District is located right in between all of the other neighborhoods of Charleston’s Historic District. Along these streets there are numerous shops and restaurants to enjoy, with historic churches and buildings speckled in between. The ebb and flow of economic conditions effects building use. Creative purpose is a hallmark of Charleston where you will be able to spot several buildings that have had varied uses over the years, such as once a restaurant and now a church.

Charleston Library Society - 164 King Street Circa 1914 (843) 723-9912

The Charleston Library Society is thought to be the third library established in the United States. It was organized in 1748 by a group of young men who wished to keep up with the scientific and philosophical issues of the day, and hoped to ”save their descendants from sinking into savagery.” To promote education in the 1770s, it funded the establishment of the College of Charleston. The Society collected scientific instruments and materials that promoted the study of natural history and became the foundation of the Charleston Museum. 

Unitarian Church - 4 Archdale Street Circa 1772 843-723-4617

The Unitarian Church is the oldest Unitarian Church in the South. In colonial Charleston, members of the Circular Congregational Church (then known as the Independent Church) were so numerous the need arose to build a second church. Construction began at this site in 1772, but was temporarily interrupted by the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Historic District - Business District of Charleston
Guide Location: USA » Charleston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Charleston Library Society   Unitarian Church   St. John’s Lutheran Church   St. Mary of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church   Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue   Trinity United Methodist Church   Washington Light Infantry   Antique District   Fashion District   Charleston Grill   82 Queen  
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