Charleston, SC Time Machine – Photographs From the Past

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Hampton Park Zoo - 1950's

Once again, we have dug into the archives of Charleston, South Carolina’s history and uncovered a photographic time capsule.? Some of these memories are subtle family moments, some of the historic significance and some will just have you smiling remembering a different time in Charleston.? Kick back and take in each photograph.? See what memory it brings back to you.

Welcome to the Charleston, SC Time Machine.? Get comfortable.

Charleston Archive Photos

Morris Island Lighthouse before the erosion

Charleston, SC Firefighters taken between 1855 – 1865

Sullivan’s Island, S.C. Lieutenant Comdr. Edward Barrett and Lieutenant Cornelius N. Schoonmaker

Folly Beach – 1946

Confederate Currency

Morris Island Beach 1863

Gullah Geechee Civil Rights Leader Septima P. Clark Founder Citizenship Schools on historic Johns Island

Group of African Americans in Charleston, SC – 1860

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The Battery – Post Civil War

Charleston RiverDogs Playing Card

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1960’s Charleston families waving goodbye

Ashley Plaza Advertisement

Bus in Charleston, SC – 1960’s

North Charleston Burger King – 1960’s

Children Fishing at Colonial Lake

The Citadel – 1950’s

You have to admit, that was a fun ride.

Back to the time machine to the present day.? We hope you continue to remember the past fondly in our Charleston, SC home.

Charleston, SC Family Photo Album – Turning Back Time

The First Baptist Church of Charleston - Early 1900's
The First Baptist Church of Charleston – Early 1900’s

By Mark A. Leon

Once again, we sprinkle the fair dust and say the ancient prayer for time travel.? If that doesn’t work, we can enjoy the next installment of Charleston, a look back at yesteryear.? We have dug deep and we mean deep in the annuls of time to uncover these historic images of our home.? Enjoy family pictures, postcards and we even slipped in a celebrity high school yearbook pictures.

Remembering Charleston – The Way It Was

Cooper River Bridge Postcard
Cooper River Bridge Postcard

 

Look Closely - Charleston Free Library
Look Closely – Charleston Free Library

 

Succession Hall
Succession Hall

 

Beautiful Black and White of the Old Cooper River Bridge
Beautiful Black and White of the Old Cooper River Bridge

 

Couple Kissing at IOP - 1973
Couple Kissing at IOP – 1973

 

Family at Isle of Palms - 1977
Family at Isle of Palms – 1977

 

Isle of Palms Post Card
Isle of Palms Post Card

 

July 4, 1976 - Isle of Palms
July 4, 1976 – Isle of Palms

 

Morris Island - Civil War
Morris Island – Civil War

 

St. Michael's Church - 1864
St. Michael’s Church – 1864

 

Summerville, SC - 1830's
Summerville, SC – 1930’s

 

Charleston Map Cover Page - 1862
Charleston Map Cover Page – 1862

 

Sweetgrass Vendor
Sweetgrass Vendor

 

Western Sizzlin Ad - 1980's
Western Sizzlin Ad – 1980’s

 

College of Charleston Women - 1920's
College of Charleston Women – 1920’s

 

Willton Bluff Plantation (Charleston County) - 1920's
Willton Bluff Plantation (Charleston County) – 1920’s

 

African American Workers in Charleston - 1879
African American Workers in Charleston – 1879

 

Darius Rucker - High School Yearbook
Darius Rucker – High School Yearbook

 

St. John Hotel - Meeting Street
St. John Hotel – Meeting Street

 

 

 

 

 

The Way We Were: Scattered Pictures of Charleston, SC Through The Years

It is time for another installment of the way we were (minus the Barbara Streisand music).? Let us walk together though this virtual time machine and see Charleston once again through the years.? Through the good and bad, laughter and tears.? This is our home and what changes we have seen.

Ashley Hall students 1939
Ashley Hall students 1939

 

McCrory's Charleston 1980's
McCrory’s Charleston 1980’s

 

Porter-Gaud cheerleaders 1969
Porter-Gaud cheerleaders 1969

 

Charleston, SC 1937
Charleston, SC 1937

 

 

Old Charleston Restaurant Newspaper Ad
Old Charleston Restaurant Newspaper Ad

 

King Street 1902
King Street 1902

 

Charleston City Railway Ticket
Charleston City Railway Ticket

 

Charleston City Railway Car
Charleston City Railway Car

 

The Charleston Hotel 1930's
The Charleston Hotel 1930’s

 

Old Cooper River Bridge Card - Mount Pleasant Side
Old Cooper River Bridge Card – Mount Pleasant Side

 

Jenkins Orphanage Band 1920's
Jenkins Orphanage Band 1920’s

 

College of Charleston women 1920's
College of Charleston women 1920’s

 

Magnolia Plantation 1920's
Magnolia Plantation 1920’s

We hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane.

 

 

 

Charleston, SC – 1960’s – 1980’s – Photo Gallery (Remember the Times)

The 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s were a tremendous time of change in the United States.? It was a time defined by equality, civil rights, reaching for the stars, global turmoil, liberalism and conservatism, musical exploration and religious freedom.? It was a time when voices were heard and change was in the air.? Here in Charleston, we maintained a family friendly coastal home.? For many, it was our time of childhood when innocence, hopes and dreams engulfed our lives.? Summers on the beach and rich history on the peninsula was the life we knew.

It was a wonderful time to be in Charleston, SC.? We found some great images captured during this period of our Charleston home.

Take a step back with us.? If you were raised during this time, enjoy these moments of reflection.? If you were not, this is an opportunity to learn more about the evolution of this beautiful area.

Photographic Journey of the Charleston, SC Area – 1960’s – 1980’s

Charleston Holiday Inn - Circa 1960's
Charleston Holiday Inn – Circa 1960’s

 

Playing in a fort on Kiawah Island 1974
Playing in a fort on Kiawah Island 1974

 

All smiles on Kiawah Island - 1974
All smiles on Kiawah Island – 1974

 

Ultravision Cinemas on Sam Rittenberg - Circa 1970's
Ultravision Cinemas on Sam Rittenberg – Circa 1970’s

 

Old Cigar Factory - Circa 1980's
Old Cigar Factory – Circa 1980’s

 

Folly Beach Amusement Park - Circa 1960's
Folly Beach Amusement Park – Circa 1960’s

 

Daffy Duck Charleston Postcard - Circa 1970's
Daffy Duck Charleston Postcard – Circa 1970’s

 

Old Cooper River Bridge - Circa 1980's
Old Cooper River Bridge – Circa 1980’s

 

Tradd Street - 1980
Tradd Street – 1980

 

Harborview Holiday Inn - 1975
Harborview Holiday Inn – 1975

 

Folly Beach - Circa 1960's
Folly Beach – Circa 1960’s

 

Folly Beach Streets - 1962
Folly Beach Streets – 1962

 

Cypress Gardens 1988
Cypress Gardens 1988

 

Heart of Charleston Hotel - Meeting Street - Circa 1980's
Heart of Charleston Hotel – Meeting Street – Circa 1980’s

 

Wild Dunes after Hurricane Hugo - 1989
Wild Dunes after Hurricane Hugo – 1989

 

Loran Station - Folly Beach 1962
Loran Station – Folly Beach 1962

 

Hurricane Hugo – A Look Back in Pictures

Thank you for taking the time to be part of this journey.? Thank you for being a part of our community and part of our home.