History / Trivia:
The Calhoun Mansion, considered the largest private residence in Charleston, is a Victorian home located at 16 Meeting Street. It was built in 1876 for George W. Williams, a businessman, according to plans drawn by W.P. Russell. The 24,000 square foot house has thirty main rooms as well as a number of smaller rooms.
South of Broad Living:
Considered the most exclusive and affluent of the downtown neighborhoods, South of Broad is also one of it’s oldest with residences dating back to 1721. The neighborhood consist of some of the most picturesque streets in Charleston. Bordered by the Cooper and Ashley Rivers, this primarily residential area offers spectacular views of the Charleston harbor, where the two rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean.
Gas street lights, cobblestone sidewalks, and ancient oak trees enhance the beauty of South of Broad Charleston. Historic pre-Civil War and Antebellum homes represent many of the trends in American architecture.Well known local businesses are still located South of Broad. The local cheese shop Goat, Sheep, Cow with its 200 year-old brick walls and exposed beams serves up cheese, wine and charcuterie. Burbage's Grocery, a small, self serve corner grocery in business since 1948. Stop in for lunch and try one of their delicious barbecue sandwiches, a variety of hot dogs. This is South of Broad living at it’s best.