Old Glory Flying Over Philadelphia Alley
When strolling through the streets of Charlestons Historic district, its easy to feel as though you've stepped backward in time. And there is no place where that is more true than in Philadelphia Alley.
Philadelphia Alley is a secluded, one-block stretch nestled between Church Street and State Street. Originally named Cow Alley (probably because it was occupied mainly by livestock), Francis Kinloch widened it a bit in 1766, and renamed it Kinloch Court, as it ran through his property, adjoining Cumberland and Queen Streets. Then in 1811, Charleston native and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, William Johnson renamed it Philadelphia Alley in honor of the aid received by the city of Philadelphia in the wake of a fire in 1810.
Locals, though, refer to it as Dueler's Alley.
June 12th, 2015
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