Charleston Rooftops

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Black and white photograph of Charleston's rooftops blanketed in snow with Meeting Street in view to the extreme left. Facing north, Achurch set his camera up from the steeple of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. The Fireproof Building (100 Meeting), Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting) and the steeple of St. Philip's Church (142 Church Street) are 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.