Summerville History

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 […]