The Guidebook section is a street-by-street, building-by-building guide to the Historic District, with links to hundreds of images. Neighborhood categories include Ansonborough, Business District, Charles Town, Harleston Village, Radcliffeborough, Walled City and Wraggborough.
"Charleston's Historic District encompasses a thousand acres where the lover of old buildings may wander in a waking dream of unmitigated delight." ~Richard Tillinghast, The New York Times. May 23, 1993.
Photo by Ron Anton Rocz.
Clicking on a neighborhood in this list (above left) will take you to a brief description of that neighborhood with a guide to its streets. Then click on any street to retrieve descriptions of its most historic buildings. Some of these descriptions are linked to photographs. Just click on the word IMAGE to see the photo of a listed structure. Most images are between 15k and 30k in size. Photo scanning is still underway, so many are not yet entered. Check back from time to time to see our progress. The Guidebook text is taken from the book Information for Guides of Historic Charleston by Robert P. Stockton and others. Used here courtesy of the City of Charleston Tourism Office. The Charleston County Library assumes no responsibility or liability for any innaccuracies in the text; however, we will be updating and correcting entries on an ongoing basis.