Legge, Dorothy Porcher

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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

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associatedWith Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. person
associatedWith Bachman, John, 1790-1874. person
associatedWith Cooper, Miriam (interviewer) person
associatedWith French Protestant Church of Charleston, S.C. corporateBody
associatedWith Heyward, Duncan Clinch, 1864-1943. person
associatedWith Porcher, Isaac, 1777-1849. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Charleston (S.C.)
Moncks Corner (S.C.)
Rice plantations--South Carolina--1900-1910
Tenement houses
Sherman's March through the Carolinas
Preservation and restoration


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