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The Quarters: 1937

The Quarters: 1937

1937. Charleston, South Carolina. 7-9-11 Beaufain Street, "The Quarters." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Back on Beaufain

This was the former rectory of St. Michael's Church. Below, a view of the house taken May 25, 1940, by C.O. Greene for the Historic American Buildings Survey. Additional information: "To be renovated 1941." And, from 1975: "Built before Revolution; demolished after 1944." Whereas FBJ gives the address as Nos. 7 through 11 Beaufain, HABS says 56 Beaufain. Click to enlarge.

Musings

What would have been in the square that is between the steps, that appears to be filled with cinder blocks? I was surprised to see that in 1937 New Orleans had drains for rainwater. I suppose there is a correct word for that, but I can't think of it. And what is on the notice that is tacked to the left pillar? Looks like there have been others.

["Storm drains," and "For Rent." - Dave]

FBJ

I love Frances Benjamin Johnston's work. I need all of her we can get on Shorpy.

[Only around 7,999 left to go. Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. - Dave]

Clean cut kids

Interesting that the kids seem to be dressed so neatly, in contrast to some of the poor kids in other photos.

White shirts and pants weren't part of the costume for the Boston newsies for example.

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Feelgood Pic of the Day

I love these -- they make me feel so much better about my own deferred D-I-Y projects.

Vestiges

The wreckage of another fine old house. Look at the molding over the door.

Careful

Watch that first step, it's a lulu.

 
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