CDV OF FIRE DAMAGE ON MEETING STREET IN CHARLESTON

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Horizontal image showing burnt-out district of Charleston following the fire of 1861; specifically Meeting Street. Two churches are the focal point. The heavily damaged one in the foreground is the Circular Congregational Church.  Image is clear with very good detail. Photographer's backmark, H.C. Foster, Morris Island, SC.

On December 11 of 1861, a massive fire burned 164 acres of the city, destroying the Cathedral of Saint John and Saint Finbar, the Circular Congregational Church and South Carolina Institute hall, and nearly 600 other buildings. Much of the damage remained un-repaired until the end of the war. [jet] [ph:L]

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