Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Pitt Street Merchants

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Location: on Pitt Street near the intersection with Vennings Street, Mount Pleasant, SC.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 47.238    W 079° 52.595
  32.7873    -79.87658333
Style: Free Standing **


By the middle of the 20th Century, the residents of the old village shopped on Pitt Street. This area included grocery, hardware, and department stores; a dress shop, doctors´ offices, the pharmacy, barber shop, post office, and Mount Pleasant Academy. A passive control device then referred to as a “dumb policeman” directed traffic at the intersection of Venning, Pitt, and Church streets.

Erected in 2004
The City of Mount Pleasant.