This is what North Charleston looked like in 1920.  The first thing to notice on the left is that the Patrick Street Bridge hasnt been built.  You can just see the True Temper plant. In that area also is the old brick plant kilns,  round buildings where they fired the brick. Then as you start towards the right you can see Blaine Island completely bare,  as it was used for farming at the time.  Across the river is Carbide and other plants.   There are two sets of railroad tracks in this photo.  One (in the middle of the photo) was for trains while the other was the Charleston Interurban Railroad (lower in the photo).  We believe that what would later become 7th Ave is just out of sight on the other side of those raised tracks.  The one thing we havent determined is the hundreds of "white wickets" that seem to line every piece of property.  Even upon close examination,  it's impossible to say what they are and why they're there.  Maybe someone knows?

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Dogtown  North Charleston 

 Photo courtesy of the city of Charleston