A ‘Ghost’ sign is one painted, and almost lost, on old buildings. In old towns you may be surprised at how many can be found if you look.
This is the old Smiths Grocery, a long gone local provisions store. The building itself predates Smiths by at least 200 years. Most business were run out of the ground level of a home and this was a grocery for a very long time.
Old records show Henry Bulwinkle had this grocery in the 1860’s, the civil war era. This side of the building has an advertisement for sugar on the side.
The streets here are all named for the daughters of one of Charlestons early family’s dating to the US Revolution. These streets were part of the Manigault holdings.
The Manigaults were French Huguenot’s and moved here with the large French community in the 1700’s. Charleston, along with New Orleans has a section of town, the French Quarter, where these emigrants first settled.