Charleston Rooftops in the Snow

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Black and white photograph of Charleston's rooftops blanketed in snow overlooking Washington Square Park toward St. Philip's Church. A man is visible walking out of the park toward Chalmers Street where a horse-drawn wagon is turning around. The ground is covered in snow and it appears to be snowing at the time Achurch shot the image. Printed from a glass plate negative held in the Museum Archives.

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.