Summerville History

April 2, 2020
Walking Tour

Summerville Historic Homes and Flowers Walking Tour

Summerville Historic Homes and Flowers Walking Tour    
March 27, 2020
Coastal Produce Summerville

Coastal Produce – Since 1991!

Who What and Where Coastal Produce is a long-time icon in Summerville and a great place to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.  It’s located on the corner of West 4th North St and North Cedar St and has been since they opened in 1991.  The father/son team of CB and […]
March 5, 2020
Berlin G Myers

Berlin G Myers – A Summerville Icon

Every one in Summerville knows the Berlin G Myers Parkway, but do you know about Mr Berlin G Myers?  He is an excellent example of someone from “The Greatest Generation”.  The common characteristics of Greatest Generation members are that they lived through and experienced the hardships of the Great Depression […]
February 13, 2020
Public Works Art Center Soft Opening

Public Works Art Center in Summerville

Public Works Art Center Building A welcome addition to downtown Summerville is the Public Works Art Center.  It is in the old Post Office at 135 West Richardson St.  Originally built in the 1930s, the building served as the town post office until the 1980’s.  The Summerville Commissioners of Public […]
January 24, 2020
Guerins Pharmacy

Guerin’s Pharmacy – a Piece of Summerville’s History

Guest Blog Post by Patricia Sturbaum Guerin’s Pharmacy on Hutchinson Square is an excellent example of warm, southern hospitality.  Guerin’s is the oldest operating pharmacy in South Carolina.  It was established in 1871 and since 1876 there has only been two families who owned the business, the Guerin’s and the […]
September 25, 2019

The Sweet Tea Trail – what is it?

Summerville and Sweet Tea Many of you know that Summerville is the “Birthplace of Sweet Tea.”   This is based on a list of items purchased in 1890 for a reunion of old soldiers near Summerville which included 600 pounds of sugar, and 880 gallons of iced tea.   Although our history […]
April 10, 2019

131 South Main St Renovations – finally complete!

131 South Main St:  Renovations Complete! As some of you may have seen, the renovations on our home have been pretty stagnant for the last year.  Thankfully, we didn’t run out of money nor did my husband die.  We got sidetracked. Here’s the quick story of our renovations at 131 South […]
January 15, 2019

Hutchinson Square – History and Renovations Update

If you’ve driven through downtown Summerville in the last six months, you’ve probably seen that Hutchinson Square is under a major renovation.  The vision for the renovation started several years ago and the final phase is set to open next month, making the renovation complete.  I thought it might be […]