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Downtown East

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Most of Charleston's major churches are located southeast of downtown, four in a cluster around the intersections of Broad, Quarrier, and Virginia streets. Two others, the Baptist Temple and Christ Church United Methodist, face each other in a lively architectural tête-à-tête at Quarrier and Morris streets. Together, these six churches, all designed by out-of-state architects, illustrate a full century of ecclesiastical architecture from the 1870s through the 1970s. In addition to churches, several of the city's notable office buildings are located in this area, along with a few reminders of its halcyon days as a prime residential area.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.

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