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On July 16, 2005, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (named for the state senator who spearheaded the campaign for its construction) opened amidst great fanfare, a year ahead of schedule. Folks who feared its pair of narrow predecessors, the 1929 John P. Grace Memorial and 1966 Silas N.
Take a sneak peek at native son Jack Alterman’s soon-to-be-released photography book, My City Charleston (My City Publishing, June 2015), featuring an essay from novelist Josephine Humphreys.
The early 18th-century British explorer Mark Catesby called this tall, slender perennial grass the “sea-side oat,” observing that it was found “on sand hills; so near the sea, that at high tides the water flows to it.” Thriving in salty environs, Uniola paniculata is integ
The 13 adjoining houses making up what’s known as ”Rainbow Row” are today one of the city’s most photographed landmarks. They were built on East Bay Street starting in the mid-1700s, hosting shops on the ground floor with merchants’ residences above.