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.
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Housing -- Dwellings -- South Carolina -- Charleston; Charleston, South Carolina -- Buildings, structures, etc.; Rainbow Row (Charleston, S.C.);
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83-107 East Bay Street
Smolski, Chet, "Charleston: Rainbow Row" (1978). Smolski Images. 803.
Rainbow Row, Charleston, South Carolina, Porgy & Bess, houses, historical