The French Quarter
The name of this neighborhood recognizes the high concentration of French merchants in the area’s history. It is bounded by the Cooper River on the east, Broad Street on the south, Meeting Street on the west and Market Street on the north. Featuring property that comprised much of the walled city dating back to 1704, the French Quarter is graced with theaters, historic churches and centuries-old graveyards. It is famous for its art galleries and is home to many historic buildings; it also has many restaurants and retail shops, as well as Charleston’s award-winning Waterfront Park. This neighborhood is home to many of Charleston’s firsts. The Dock Street Theater on Church Street was the first building designed solely for theatrical performances in America and is still in operation today. Chalmers Street is the city’s longest cobbled road and The Pink House at 1700 Chalmers, built around 1690, is the oldest stone house in Charleston.
Established in 1680, St. Philips Church is the oldest Anglican congregation south of Virginia. The graveyards next to and across the street from the church are filled with a rich history.
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Barbara Atkins is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University and Winthrop University, where she earned a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian with 18 years of pharmaceutical sales experience with Bristol –Myers Squibb in Charlotte, NC and the Tampa Bay area.
After living in the Carolinas and visiting family in the Charleston area for many years, she and her husband Mark decided to relocate to Folly Beach. Her sons Jake and Nick visit frequently from New Hampshire and Florida, and her daughter Caroline graduated from the College of Charleston in May 2018.
Barbara enjoys the serene beaches, spectacular sunsets, beautiful county parks, tennis, boating, and kayaking throughout the marshlands. Dining and shopping in historic Charleston has always been a favorite date. Frequently she has to remind herself that she is no longer a visitor, but fortunately a resident of the Lowcountry.
Historic Charleston Office
Address: 11 Fulton Street
Charleston, SC 29401