1942 South Carolina Power Company City Map of Charleston, South Carolina

CharlestonVicinity-scpowerco-1942
$250.00
Map of Charleston and Vicinity.
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1942 South Carolina Power Company City Map of Charleston, South Carolina

CharlestonVicinity-scpowerco-1942

Traces bus routes in central Charleston and outside of downtown during World War II.
$250.00

Title


Map of Charleston and Vicinity.
  1942 (dated)    16.25 x 21.25 in (41.275 x 53.975 cm)

Description


Two maps on a single sheet, this 1942 South Carolina Power Company city map or plan of Charleston, South Carolina details the city's bus routes. The nine bus routes, all illustrated by thick red lines, are identified alphabetically. An index of the bus routes is situated along the bottom border. Central Charleston is depicted in detail on the right, with all major city streets labeled, along with Marion Square, railroad piers, and the Cooper River Bridge. Twenty locations in Charleston are numerically labeled and correspond with an index printed on the verso, including the Porter Military Academy, the Y.M.C.A., and the Charleston Free Library. Several bus routes in central Charleston proceed along the same streets. The map on the left follows the bus routes from central Charleston northwest along the Cooper River toward the Navy Yard, the Port of Embarkation, the U.S. Army Ordnance Depot, and North Charleston. Other lines cross the Ashley River to the south and connect Riverland Terrace, Woodland Shores, Pleasant Grove, and Pinecrest with downtown Charleston.
Publication History and Census
This map was created and published by the South Carolina Power Company in 1942. The OCLC catalogues this map as being part of the collection at the University of South Carolina.

Condition


Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Text and printed photographs on verso. Bears manuscript notes and library stamps on verso as well as two adhesive labels.

References


OCLC 42249875.
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