Blizzard of 1899 (Circular Church)

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Black and white photograph of the Circular Congregational Church (136-150 Meeting) and a portion of Meeting Street blanketed in snow. The L.W. Bicaise & Co. (130-132 Meeting) can just be seen to the right advertsing for bicycle repair shop, bicycle riding school and rentals. Printed from a glass plate negative held in the Museum's collection.

The "Great Blizzard of 1899" or the "Great Arctic Outbreak of 1899" brought a mixture of snow and sleet to Charleston on February 11 - 12, with reported temperatures of 7?F and four inches of snow.