Coming Street Cemetery Tours

11 09 2014

BlockParty 2014 As part of the 2014 Neighborhood Revival this Sunday (14 September 2014) for Elliotborough-Cannonborough, two tours of the Coming St. Jewish Cemetery will be conducted. The tours start at 3pm and 4pm and are free to the public.

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The Coming Street Cemetery is located at 189 Coming Street, in Charleston, South Carolina. This Jewish cemetery, one of the oldest in the United States was founded in 1762 and is the oldest Jewish burial ground in the South. Burials in the Coming Street Cemetery are now restricted to the few vacancies in the adjacent family plots. The cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.


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From the 2012 tours
2012-09-16 at 13-13-53
2012-09-16 at 13-27-01
2012-09-16 at 13-30-18


Neighborhood Revival 2014

30 08 2014

BlockParty 2014

Neighborhood Revival 2013

30 08 2013


If you are interested in participating in the Art Walk please contact Heather Templeton @ or (843)670-6622

Happy Holidays

10 12 2012

Friends of DeReef Park help spread a little holiday cheer for the United Order of Tents building.



Neighborhood History

20 11 2012

For those of you wanting to learn more about the history of our neighborhood, check out the pamphlets produced by the Preservation Society for our Neighborhood Revival back in September 2012.

Dereef Park Revival PDF

More troubles for Charleston’s United Order of Tents

18 09 2012

Someone wants this property REAL HARD. My question is how does a Nonprofit Fraternal Organization owe back taxes if they’re exempt?

Check out 1.G. under Exemptions


5 06 2012

Sometimes it feels as if our neighborhood is under attack.

© 2012 David Templeton

United Order of Tents could lose home
By Glenn Smith

The cream and green building with the rusted iron gate looms large over Cannon Street, a hodgepodge of architectural styles that has been home to a secretive sisterhood for more than a half-century.

The United Order of Tents has weathered civil war, segregation and strife since its birth in the late 1800s. But now, the ravages of time and city building codes threaten to leave the group homeless.

The Tents are facing a monster repair bill to shore up their crumbling building, which has developed severe structural issues. The repair costs could run in the neighborhood of $700,000, and the Tents just don’t have that kind that kind of cash on hand.

Preservation groups are rallying to help the group, run entirely by black women, many of whom are elderly. But in the meantime, Charleston officials have hauled the group into the city’s Livability Court, and a judge has given the Tents until early next month to board up the place.

Read the full article @ The Post and Courier