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Rickety Manor: 1937

Rickety Manor: 1937

1937. "Charleston, South Carolina. 727 Bay Street." Come in, and watch your step. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

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Old Bridge

Viewable behind the house on the left is what appears to be an onramp for the now demolished, then very new John P. Grace Memorial Bridge. The removal of this bridge and the later, parallel Silas Pearman span in the mid-2000's (along with there supporting ramps) has left a still noticeable hole in Charleston's urban landscape.

Door so high up

What's "up" with that door? It looks like a long way down to the street.

Regentrified

This appears to be the old Josiah Smith Tennent House. It is much improved today and the side yard is the Philip Simmons Children's Garden.

Here's a screen shot of the Google Street View:

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