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Performance Image Exploring Charleston’s Neighborhoods: Rainbow Row and Charleston Waterfront

October 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row refers to the row of pastel-colored historic homes located on the East Bay Street waterfront along the Battery. First constructed around 1740, they were used by merchants who ran their businesses on the ground floor and lived on the top floor. While traversing High Battery, we will discuss the architectural heritage of its antebellum houses. Since Charleston was a major North American port in the 18th and 19th centuries, the harbor and its numerous wharves played an important role in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

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