For nearly thirty years, the City of Charleston operated this little-known institution for the detention of “vagrants, petty thieves, and disturbers of the peace,” including men, women, and children of all races and classes of society. Its surviving records offer a rare, amusing glimpse into the the bawdy and violent street life in post-war Charleston.
Join Dr. Nicholas Butler as he recounts the history of this fascinating Charleston institution!
- Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
- Location: CCPL Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor Training Room
- Time: 6:30 p.m.
- For more information, contact the Charleston Archive at (843) 805-6967 or email@example.com.