Cabbage Row

89-91 Church ST
Charleston, SC 29413


The section of Church St. was the inspiration for "Catfish Row" in the Dubose Heyward story "Porgy." This story later became the basis for George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess," a fictionalized glimpse of black life in Charleston during the 1920s. The character "Porgy" was based on an actual Charlestonian, Samuel Smalls. Private homes and specialty shops now line the area.

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89-91 Church ST
Charleston, SC 29413

Phone: 843-853-8000
Fax: 843-853-0444
Toll Free: 800-774-0006


  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Su. Exterior viewing only of private home