Byrnes Downs

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Located in the West Ashley area of Charleston, Byrnes Downs is a charming community designed and developed by the V-Housing Corporation in the 1940s. The Long Construction Company built this successful war-housing project of 360 houses that became the lifelong homes for many families. Early settlers who had made homes on the Charleston peninsula traveled west to develop the suburban neighborhoods of St. Andrew's Parish: Byrnes Downs, Albemarle Point, the Crescent, Moreland, Old Windermere, South Windermere, Wappoo Heights, and Westwood.
ISBN: 9780738554303
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Donna F. Jacobs moved to Charleston in 1974 to attend the College of Charleston. When she and her husband decided to buy a home, Byrnes Downs was the only neighborhood they considered. Donna has been active in the Byrnes Downs Neighborhood Association since its inception and, through her involvement in the association, was introduced to the scrapbook produced by the original garden club. This scrapbook is a wonderfully preserved capsule of life in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It provided the inspiration and numerous photographs for this publication.
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