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PHOTOS: The Charleston Series: Rainbow Row

One of the most picturesque places in Charleston, South Carolina - Rainbow Row has become beloved landmark for visitors.

Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, Rainbow Row was originally built in the late 1700s as a series of 13 townhouses. It was used for various purposes including commercial and residential spaces, but by the 1900's, they were in danger of being demolished.

Enter local preservationist Susan Pringle Frost, who stepped in to save the block of homes, and repainted them in their original pastel colors. The street soon became known as Rainbow Row, a nickname that stuck and is still used today. By 1931, they were officially designated a historic landmark by the National Park Service, ensuring its preservation for future generations. To this day, Rainbow Row become a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world to see its vibrant colors and historic architecture. Rainbow Row is more than just a street of pretty houses; it is a symbol of Charleston’s rich history and a testament to the city’s commitment to preserving its cultural heritage.

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