Charleston Pirate Tours
Heyward Washington House (bottom) & Joseph Manigault House (top) - Before & After.
Did you know Heyward Washington house was a bakery in the 1920s?
Charleston Area Sites: Yesterday & Today
Cabbage Row 1928 to Catfish Row today.
Originally called Cabbage Row, these 2 buildings were tenements for families of freed slaves after the Civil War.
Inspiration for Porgy & Bess, but Dubose Heyward changed the name to Catfish Row in his novel, Porgy.
Built in 1899 as a convention hall for the Confederate Reunion, the building later served as a theater and a hospital before becoming home to the Charleston Museum.
Fire destroyed the structure in 1981. Fortunately, all of the exhibits and artifacts had already been moved to the new museum building on Meeting Street.