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This week we visit another original bank building at 50 Broad Street. This two-story building atop a raised basement was built in 1798 to house the Bank of South Carolina. Presently 50 Broad Street is no longer a bank, but has housed different businesses through its illustrious life.

Brick and marble are the prominent exterior features of 50 Broad and would seem to symbolize the solidity of the bank. Since Charleston has no stone, the imported white marble also symbolized the costliness of the building. The local brick, probably from the Boone Hall area, is laid out in a pattern known as the Flemish bond, where each row or "course" alternates a header, stretcher, header, stretcher, etc. More time and labor are required for this style of brickwork and thus Flemish bond is more expensive. It is also considered the most attractive of brickwork patterns.

Written by Kendrick Henderson on behalf of ABC News 4

Downtown Charleston has plenty of food options, but some may not know what hidden gems you can find on upper King Street.

I took a trip to Little Jack's Tavern to get a feel of the small, charming burger spot. It was recommended to me by word of mouth. The restaurant's website describes the spot as a "neighborhood restaurant and bar with all day service and timeless appeal."

This week we'll go back up Broad Street to 46 Broad where South State Bank is now located. This building is new by historic Charleston standards, having been constructed less than 100 years ago.

46 Broad was built as a bank in 1929, certainly not the most auspicious year for banking since the Great Crash (of the stock market) occurred in October of that year and ushered in the Great Depression. From its beginnings to the present, banking has remained the business of 46 Broad. Built by Olaf Otto, a civil engineer who also designed the Savannah River Bridge, this building stands out with its portico of fluted columns and ionic capitals.

This week we visit 119 Broad Street, across the street from last week's post on 114 Broad Street. The property was purchased by Morton Waring in 1803 and his house was completed by 1807. Waring had accumulated his wealth as a factor, or a middleman between seller and purchaser of crops and other goods ...

Written by Emily Gracey on behalf of ABC News 4

The Royal Tern is named for a common coastal bird.

Chef David Pell comes with classical training in France and years of experience cooking for diners in the Charleston area. He and Chef Kyle Kryske are slicing and dicing some signature dishes straight from the raw bar. There are also steak, pasta and sandwich options for those who aren't into seafood.

The menu has a variety of price points. The restaurant is open from 5 pm to 10 pm and is located at 3005 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC.

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The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch

28 Sep 2019 / 09:00 AM
Halloween Harvest Fest
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