June 2014

There are 2 blog entries for June 2014.

south-of-broad-homes-for-saleLocated on the corner of East Bay Street and South Adger’s Wharf, 90 East Bay (The Ancrum Wharf Building built c. 1781) is one of the few remaining wharf buildings in Charleston and stands adjacent to one of the city’s original cobblestone streets.  During the first half of the 19th century, the building served as the office of James Hamilton, who in 1836, organized the Savannah and Charleston Steam Packet Company, running steamship services between the two ports. Almost ten years later, the area behind the Ancrum Wharf building served as the terminal for the first steamship line between the ports of Charleston and New York.

Walking down the southern end of East Bay Street, it’s hard to miss the elegant nature of the South of Broad homes for sale,

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ansonborough-sc-real-estateAnsonborough is a charming neighborhood boasting some of the oldest and most elegant homes on the Charleston peninsula. Its location is ideal, bordered by East Bay, Pinckney, Meeting and George Streets, and is home to many of Charleston’s most famous restaurants and shops.

While much of the area was developed in the early 1700s into what was Charleston’s first suburb, almost all of the original homes were destroyed in the fire of 1838. New homes were built out of Charleston brick in the mid 1800s, many of which are still around today. 

Ansonborough, Charleston History

One of the more interesting facts regarding the history of Ansonborough, Charleston, SC real estate is how Captain George Anson was able to acquire the land in the early-mid 1700s. It

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