Cannonborough, Charleston

Charleston’s Cannonborough is a small mid-peninsula enclave that is currently undergoing a robust revitalization effort. Named after prominent carpenter/mechanic Daniel Cannon, the downtown neighborhood has been in existence since the mid-19th century. The northern boundary of the area is the Septima Clark Expy., better known as the “Crosstown,” and the neighborhood runs several blocks south to Bee/Morris St. The eastern boundary is Rutledge Ave.

The narrow streets of the Cannonborough area were once home to Charleston’s Irish and German immigrants, Jewish families and freed slaves. The architecture is modest and vernacular rather than grand, but many of the homes are featured in the National Register of Historic Properties. The neighborhood is close-knit with many families calling it home.


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