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A Brief History of Riverland Terrace

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Ahhhh...beautiful Riverland of Charleston's most desirable neighborhoods.  Boasting original, quaint cottage style and newly built residences, "the Terrace" offers a myriad of architectural designs in its homes. Threaded throughout the neighborhood, you can frequent, explore and enjoy local businesses, shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. What once was farmland is now a sought after destination to live and play. 

Around 1863, during the middle of the Civil War, confederate soldiers constructed Fort Pemberton to protect their holdings of the Stono River and Wappoo Creek. In 1925, Claudius Jenkins laid out the subdivision that would become Riverland Terrace.  Soon thereafter, around 800 homes were built in various styles: Cape Cod bungalows, Colonial Revival, and ranch styles. 

In the 1930's Riverland Terrace Elementary was built, where, in fact, my grandmother taught 1st grade.  My mom went to school there as did my brother and I when we were growing up.  A community garden and ball field now resides where the old school used to stand.

Today's Riverland Terrace is a thriving hotbed of local businesses.  All we really need now is a grocery store (there used to be one on the corner of Wappoo Drive and Plymouth and where the Terrace Theater sits) and we wouldn't often need to leave our beautiful neighborhood.

This site is intended to make Charleston area locals aware of all the businesses in Riverland Terrace...those that own and run them, what they do and how to contact them.

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