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Monday, May 13, 2013 (All day)

Event Details

If you happen to pass down Nassau Street, keep your eyes open for a one-storied home with a side piazza and gabled roof, number 227. Architecturally unique to Charleston and sometimes called “freedman’s cottages,” houses such as this date back to the mid- to late-19th century and were built by freed slaves. The Preservation Society of Charleston presents a lecture on the history of these buildings and their current state, as well as the Charleston Vernacular Revolving Fund, which helps save endangered sites. A wine and cheese reception precedes the lecture. Preservation Society of Charlesotn Book & Gift Shop,147 King St. Monday, 5:30pm. $20; $15 member. (843)722-4630, www.preservationsociety.org

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