Wednesday, July 3, 2013

History Attic: Our new column digging into ye olde Holy City

We want your questions!

Posted by Sam Spence on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM

click to enlarge Preservation Society's Evan Thompson - CP FILE PHOTO
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  • Preservation Society's Evan Thompson

Ever wonder what that weird building in your neighborhood is? Or about why the heck some people pronounce that one street name strangely? In this week's paper, we're out to answer those questions.

History Attic is a new recurring column that looks at the historical questions about Charleston buildings, neighborhoods, and developments we see and hear about everyday. (And maybe even some that you don't!)

This week, we kick it off with Preservation Society of Charleston Executive Director Evan R. Thompson, who examines our little neighborhood near Morrison Dr:

What's the precedent for naming neighborhoods in Charleston? In the Morrison Drive area, there's been an ongoing attempt (with resulting blowback) to name this part of town. Is there something historical that might be more appropriate than UP, NoMo, or the Creative Corridor, which have all been used in recent months?

If you have questions for Evan, send them our way at, on Twitter or Facebook.

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