Posted By Bill Payer on Aug 8, 2023 | 0 comments

11/14/2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Church of the Holy Cross Parish Hall
299 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island
SC 29492

Guest speaker: Leigh Jones Handal


What are we missing when it comes to Charleston history? Quite literally, a lot! Charleston Tour Guide and author Leigh Jones Handal will fill in the gaps about all that is no more at the Daniel Island Historical Society’s November program as she shares fascinating information from her new book, Lost Charleston. Using classic archive images, Charleston’s greatest architectural and cultural losses are documented in the book in chronological order from 1861 thru 2018.

Aside from the havoc wreaked by the Civil War bombardment, Charleston has endured a succession of fires, hurricanes and earthquakes over the last 200 years. Though famous for its grand ante-bellum buildings of the nineteenth century, there have been some significant losses, particularly those from the Great Fire of 1861.

From the dawn of the photographic era, Handal’s Lost Charleston spotlights the markets, mansions, hotels, halls, church towers and cherished businesses that time, progress and fashion have swept aside.

Ms. Handal shares her love of the Carolina Lowcountry through her tour company, Charleston Raconteurs, which offers a unique experience for those seeking a deeper understanding of Charleston’s history, as well as locals who want to go beyond the usual tourist sites to explore the beautiful vistas and rarely seen historic places of the Carolina Lowcountry. She is also the author of Storied and Scandalous Charleston and has a rewrite/update of the classic Charleston Then & Now due out in March of 2024.

Come one, come all for this special DIHS program with guest speaker Leigh Jones Handal on Tuesday, November 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island, 299 Seven Farms Drive.

Leigh Jones Handal

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