American Red Cross Headquarters, 1893 | History of SC Slide Collection

American Red Cross Headquarters, 1893

Scarcely had the city of Charleston recovered from the 1886 earthquake than the entire coast, including Charleston, was struck by a devastating hurricane in 1893. It created extensive damage in the Lowcountry, particularly in the Beaufort and Charleston areas, where it nearly wiped out the phosphate industry. Red Cross workers gathered to help recover from the damage. This is the warehouse that served as headquarters for the Charleston-area relief effort.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress.