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Archive: Dec 2013

The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum was founded by the Charleston Library Society in 1773 while South Carolina was yet a British colony. Commonly regarded as “America’s First Museum”, many of the original collections were destroyed by fire in 1778 and operations were suspended during the American Revolution, however, collecting resumed in the 1790s. In 1824 the Museum…

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December 19, 2013

Robert William Roper House

I hope you enjoy these photos of the Robert William Roper House, located at 9 East Battery Street. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973, the Roper House is one of Charleston’s most beautiful Greek Revival houses. Robert William Roper, a prominent cotton planter, built this house in 1838. It is said that Mr. Roper…

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December 3, 2013