Located at 122 East Bay Street and completed around 1771, the Old Exchange Building is one of the most historically important colonial buildings in the United States.

The site itself reeks of history, having hosted the half-moon battery which was part of the brick seawall built in Charles Town in the 1680’s (the city’s name was later changed to “Charleston” when the city was incorporated in 1783). This site housed the “Court of Guard” where the infamous Stede Bonnet and his fellow pirates, captured by Colonel William Rhett, were imprisoned during their trial and until their hanging in 1718.

Charleston is a city rich in history and culture. So many exciting things happen over the years and sometimes it is just fun to look back and remember, or for some, experience for the first time something you may have missed but wished you hadn't. I remember speaking with a friend who was a part of documenting the process of the construction of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. It is hard to really understand the scale and fathom all the minute details and pieces that had to come together which is partly why it was featured on the TV show Extreme Engineering.

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