Charleston Rooftops

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Black and white photograph of Charleston's rooftops blanketed in snow with Meeting Street prominently featured. The view is captured from the steeple of St. Michael's Episcopal Church looking north with the Fireproof Building (100 Meeting) as well as the Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting) clearly visible. Printed from a glass negative held in the Museum's 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.