Rainbow Row – Charleston, South Carolina
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In the early 1900s, Dorothy Pocher Legge purchased a section of houses on East Bay Street in Charleston and painted them pastel pink based on a colonial Caribbean color scheme. Current and future owners followed her lead when painting their houses, and soon a ‘rainbow’ of pastels emerged which is still there today.
It has also been suggested by some locals that the houses were painted in the various pastel colors so that intoxicated sailors coming in from the port could remember which houses were their own!
Rainbow Row Info
Address: East Bay Street between Tradd Street and Elliott Street, Charleston, SC 29401
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