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Waterfront design study

Identifier: Mss 0099

Collection Overview

This is an oversized scrapbook of photographs and clippings about the design of waterfronts for cities worldwide. It includes 20 professionally made 8x10 photographs and several dozen pages of clippings. The cities best represented are Paris (4), Havanna (3), and Nice (2). Other cities represented by one photograph each are Cannes, Chicago, Cologne, Hamburg, Leningrad, Moscow, Naples, Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam, and San Sabastain (Spain). The cities represented by the clippings from newspapers and magazines include Boston, Bridgeport (Massachusetts), Charleston, Chicago, New York City, Santa Barbara, and Toronto. The information on Charleston consists of an article about Murray Boulevard from the "Detroit News" (24 July 1927) and an article on the MacElwee Plan to extend Murray Boulevard along the Ashley River from Tradd Street to Mount Pleasant Street published in the "News & Courier" (31 March 1929).


  • Creation: 1929


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Roy S. MacElwee was a planner who specialized in port development. He was the author of a number of books including "Ports and Terminal Facilities" (1918) and he authored with Henry F. Church "A Comprehensive Handbook on the Port of Charleston" (1924).


1.75 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Inventory of the Waterfront Design Study, 1929
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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