Dorothy Haskell Porcher Legge was a pioneer of historic preservation in Charleston. In this interview Legge discusses her early efforts to restore homes on the peninsula and describes the restoration of her residence at numbers 99 and 101 East Bay Street beginning in 1931. Legge worked privately and effectively to inspire the revitalization of this block of deteriorated eighteenth-century mercantile structures on East Bay Street which eventually came to be known as Rainbow Row. In the interview Legge also discusses growing up on Mulberry,on the Cooper River, and Bonny Hill, on the Combahee River, rice plantations and family history including the life of her mothers grandfather, Rev. John Bachman. Audio with transcript and tape log.
From the description of Oral history with Dorthy Porcher Legge 1983 (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 718540091