1886 Charleston Earthquake - Fig. 40
1886 Charleston, SC Earthquake Photo
"Roper Hospital, Charleston, looking north." Although the Roper Hospital building suffered severe earthquake damage, it was not razed until after the 1920's, despite engineers' and architects' contentions that the building was structurally unsafe after the earthquake of 1886. By the late 1920's, however, the building was no longer being used as a hospital but rather as an apartment house for large numbers of Charleston's poor. (South Caroliniana Library Archives)

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