Traditional Charleston homes and buildings typically have decks or balconies facing south or west, to ensure the house receives ample breeze. This design feature is a testament to how high the temperature can get in Charleston.
Charleston was the first American city to open a public college, open a museum, and open a theatre. The city was also the used as the filming location for many scenes in the hit movie The Notebook. Special The Notebook tours are run for fans of the film.
Charleston Improvement Corp. Houses (1906-07), view02, 93-99 Church St, Charleston, SC, USA by Steve Minor Via Flickr: Charleston est. 1670, pop. 127,999 (2013)
• No. 95 Church St
• parcel of land formerly owned by the Charleston Hydraulic Press Company (1874), a large industrial complex during the last half of the 19th c. • purchased by Charleston Improvement Corporation, 1906 • led by businessman Tristram T. Hyde (1862-1931), later mayor of Charleston) • constructed mid-sized houses throughout Charleston, 1906-1930
• this was the company’s most extensive development • similar Queen Anne style gable ends & front piazzas varied slightly with double-tiered porches at No. 93 (now gone) & No. 97, pedimented entries & side piazzas at No. 95 & No. 99
Charleston Historic District, National Register # 66000964, 1969 • declared National Historic Landmark District, 1973