Historic District - Business District of Charleston

South Carolina, Charleston Guide (B): 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.

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.  ...... (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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