It's quiet now, but in the 1700s when Charles Town was a walled city, the wall, along with fortifications holding cannons, ran along to the right. For the next couple centuries fishermen came in from the sea at Adgers Wharf and carried the fish up this street to be sold at the markets, door to door, or right on the street.
Off the streets are the alleys that housed the poor tenement dwellers; today the same tenements are million dollar renovated town houses.
And off the alleys are the public walkways leading to the doors of more homes. Many are named and many decorate for holidays like
One of the barrier islands off Charleston, Sullivan's Island, is one of those lovely old neighborhoods, too. There are two houses there you can always count on for some holiday spirit.
Hope you weren't eating lunch while reading this!