View from the spire of St. Michael's Church, looking east, Charleston, South Carolina

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Historical period:
ca. 1865

Miltary branch:

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H x W: 3.5 in. / 7 in.

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Credit line:
Gift of Reginald W. Okie



From 1985:
The Army and Navy Club, gift of Reginald W. Okie


verso: No.17. Panoramic View of Charleston,
From the spire of St. Michael's Church, (looking east.)
This picture presents a good view of Broad Street, and that portion of Charleston adjacent thereto, East of Meeting Street, as seen from the spire of St. Michael’s Church. This is the first portion of Charleston settled. The entire business of the City was conducted within its limits prior to the Revolutionary War, and for some time afterwards. Many of the buildings in this district were built in Colonial times. Broad street now, from Meeting Street to East Bay, contains all the banks, banking houses, insurance agencies, broker’s offices and low offices. In fact, it is the Wall Street of Charleston. The building to be seen at the foot of the street, with a Cupola, is known as the Old Post Office, or Exchange. It was erected prior to the Revolutionary War, and with it is connected a very interesting history.