Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Winter 2-1978

Description

Once the center of Charleston’s commerce, these homes have since been purchased and restored by Dorothy Legge. The name “Rainbow Row” was coined with these buildings due to their wide variety of vibrant colors. These 1700s style buildings used to be home for many merchants who sold goods on the first floor and lived in the above floors. Along with “Catfish Row” on Church Street, this section of buildings also inspired the architecture seen in the story of Porgy and Bess.

Notes

http://www.charlestonlowcountry.com/about/RainbowRow.html

(accessed 5 Dec 2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Row

(accessed 5 Dec 2011)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Housing -- Dwellings -- South Carolina -- Charleston; Charleston, South Carolina -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Rainbow Row (Charleston, S.C.);

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

South Carolina

City Name

Charleston

Street Address

83-107 East Bay Street

Keywords

Rainbow Row, Charleston, South Carolina, Porgy & Bess, houses, historical

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