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South Carolina Historical Archives Building

South Carolina Historical Archives Building

The South Carolina Historical Archives Building is located only a block away from The Elliott House Inn. The Historical Archives building was built in the 1820s and is the oldest fireproof building in The United States. Robert Mills was the architect for the building as well as the architect for the Washington Monument.  Charleston had

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Posted on December 23, 2013
History of the Poinsettia Plant

The Poinsettia – A Charleston, SC Connection

Joel Robert Poinsett  was born in Charleston in March of 1779. After serving in the South Carolina legislature (1816-20), Poinsett was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1820. Between 1822 and 1823 he put his legislative career on hold for a special mission to Mexico. After his two years abroad, he ended up

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Posted on December 4, 2013