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Once the site of colonial lumber mills, peninsular Charleston’s Cannonborough district is now an inviting downtown address, blending stylish historic and reproduction residential construction.  Located within walking distance of the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Medical Center complex, this neighborly, yet metropolitan area has some of the more affordable properties in the city.

Notable Homes and Buildings and fun facts:  The most famous house in Cannonborough is the McBee House at 172 Rutledge, now the centerpiece of Ashley Hall School. The 1815 Regency Villa style home was once owned by George Trenholm, an expert duelist and financier of Civil War blockade runners, and presumed to be the man on whom the Rhett Butler character was based in Gone With The Wind.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is remarkable in that it is the only large historic church in Charleston made of wood. The Thomas Street structure was built after the Civil War by the small black Episcopal congregation made up of former slaves and freemen, who had organized inside a defunct Vanderhorst Street chapel since 1865. The congregation hoped to build their own church, but found it difficult during the desolate Reconstruction era, and turned to a former Confederate, Rev. Anthony Toomer Porter, who became the white rector of an all-black church. With Rev. Toomer’s help, the Greek Revival structure was completed beautifully in 1878 and continued to serve until it was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Having survived throughout difficult circumstances since the Civil War days, the congregation worked to restore its historic pews, stained glass and slate roof, which continue to beckon congregants today.

Neighborhood Restaurants and Shopping:

Cannonborough is a short walk to Upper King Street where you will find some of Charleston's favorite eateries and shopping spots.

Old southern flavors abound at the Hominy Grill at 207 Rutledge Avenue, a restaurant featured in Gourmet, Esquire and Food and Wine magazines, as well as The New York Times. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant specializes in the southern staple made from milled corn. The size to which kernels were ground distinguishes hominy, which is slightly larger, from the more minute-sized grits. In either case, mixed with butter and cheese, or paired with shrimp or eggs, the rich taste is a long-time favorite and tradition.

Basil is a local favorite for lunch and dinner.   Rue De Jean, a french style bistro, referred to as Rue by most of Charleston has wonderful mussels and and fried to die for! Voted one of the best French restaurants in town.  If it is dessert you like, then you have come to the right place as well.  There are cupcakes of all shapes and sizes at Cupcake owned by Kristin Kuhlke.   The Macaroon Boutique is a traditional bakery/pastry shop where you will find all sorts of breads, rolls, and colorful cookies baked with fresh ingredients by the French owners.    

Two Boroughs Larder is a cozy, family style restaurant in the Cannon and Elliot boroughs.  They serve breakfast all day.  The larder is open til 9 pm serving veal, rabbit, pork, lamb and lots more!

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