Cabbage Row or Catfish Row, Charleston, S.C.

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Cabbage Row got its name from African Americans putting produce on the window seals to sell.

Today there a couple of shops in this location.

Author DuBose Heyward wrote a novel, Porgy.

The main character lived on Cabbage Row.

George Gershwin and Heyward later wrote the musical, Porgy and Bess, and changed the name of the area to Catfish Row.

PalmettoCarriage.com tells us more…

“Cabbage Row is a structure from the Revolutionary War era. It is a well preserved example of this type of home, consisting of a pair of houses connected by a central arcade. The structure is three stories tall with commercial ground floors that have stood the test of time. The area is now lined with private homes and specialty shops but that wasn’t always the case.”  Read more…

 

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