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Archive: Mar 2022

The Old Exchange Building

By Mark R. Jones For guests of the Charleston’s Alleys and Hidden Passages Tour,  your meeting location – at the “Slave Auction” marker on the north side of the Old Exchange Building – is one of the most historic sites in the United States. To support Charleston’s burgeoning transatlantic trade, in 1767 the South Carolina…

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March 31, 2022

Charleston City Hall & the Four Corners of Law

By Mark R. Jones Centrally located at the famous Four Corners of Law, Charleston City Hall is where the “Historic Downtown Tour” begins each day at 10 a.m. and 2 p. m. City Hall, 1870s & 1950s Courtesy of the Library of Congress. The “four corners” nickname is attributed to Robert Ripley, who in his popular newspaper…

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March 14, 2022