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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Hasell Street: 1902

Hasell Street: 1902

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1902. "Residences on Hasell Street." WHJ's Street View cam, a few yards upstream from this earlier view. 8x10 inch glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Charleston "Single Houses"

These are pretty unique buildings, native to Charleston. They are called "Single Houses" because they are only one room wide. One goes from room to room via the balcony.

http://www.buildinghomegarden.com/charleston-house.html

We enjoyed seeing these during our tour of Charleston this past Autumn.

Root 66

It's just strange really to see trees in the street.

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Below is the same view from July of 2010.

 
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