Charleston's Earliest Fortifications, 1680-1702


When: Thursday, January 24th 2019, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Charleston County Public Library Auditorium, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401

The earliest defensive works built in Charleston were located along East Bay Street and intended to protect the town from both invaders and storm tides, but the documentary record of their construction is largely missing. Join CCPL's historian, Dr. Nic Butler, for a survey of the surviving evidence, including a revised chronology of construction and new conjectural illustrations of parts of the city's earliest waterfront fortifications.