Main Street Of Summerville, 1906 | History Of SC Slide Collection

Main Street of Summerville, July 1906. Created by early planters as a refuge from the heat and disease of coastal plantations, Summerville was one of a number of early resorts built in the belt of pine woods that lies inland from the coast. Known for its beautiful gardens, Summerville also became a well-known tuberculosis treatment center because the pine-scented air was believed to be a particularly healthful environment for a cure.

Courtesy of the Howard G. Woody Postcard Collection.