Pink House Gallery
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Chalmers Street cobblestone area is a throwback to the 1800s when horse and carriages traveled on these rocky roads. Chalmers Street is in the French quarter and historic homes line the street.
Written 29 October 2020
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PWN4371
Concord, NC118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
Throughout many years coming to Charleston this was always my favorite Art Gallery. I so missed seeing and talking to Alice and many other Artist. Thank you for all the great art we have brought from you for many years. Always enjoyed your stories of history and the Arts. You all are missed :(
Written 1 September 2013
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colinlew
Cardiff, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
Visitors to Charleston should not miss this gem in Chalmers Street in the old part of Charleston and opposite the equally unmissable Slave Mart Museum. Reputed to be the oldest house in Charleston it was originally a tavern. It is now an Art Shop and one of the artists, Alice Stewart Grimsley, was in attendance when, by chance, we visited the place. She is a charming Charlestonian lady. She told us the history of the place and made us feel very welcome. A major memory of unnforgettable city.
Written 2 January 2013
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queenofbavaria
Asheville, NC11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
I liked what was displayed there and the house itself is really cute and has its own story to tell. The lady who runs the place told me, she had to close down after 20 years since the house was sold to a private investor. that is sad indeed.
but even sadder that she - for whatever reason - felt she needed to blame Obama for everything, his lack of morals and that he was not christian. And I should really start watching fox news to learn the truth (everything in front of my children who told her I would not allow them to watch that channel lol). Very unprofessional, very rude and unfortunately she gave her speech to the wrong person. I actually considered buying something there, but could not leave that place fast enough.
Written 27 March 2013
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mamanelly1
Palm Coast, FL74 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
Closed and up for sale. We walked over to see the Pink House after finding out that it was one of the remaining structures from the days when Charleston was literally walled in for protection from outside invaders. How sad to see this adorable property up for sale. One million dollars.
Written 15 June 2013
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Patricia R
North Andover, MA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Friends
THE PINK HOUSE is the very distillation of old Charleston history! Along with the Old Powder Magazine, it's the oldest of Charleston structures still surviving after several fires, Civil War bombardment, the massive 1886 earthquake, and Hurricane Hugo in 1989! WOW - built to last since 1690 - that alone deserves huge appreciation! It is now a most charming art gallery, and the prices on the artworks will make it very easy for you to bring a meaningful Charleston remembrance home, so that you will always remember this brave, plucky, proud, and gracious historic city!
Written 6 May 2012
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Evan B
Dublin Ireland55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The aptly named Pink House on Chalmers is located in what was previously Charleston's Red Light District (then known as Mulatto Alley), and its believed that the structure housed a tavern on the bottom floor and a brothel on the upper floors. The structure itself was built in the late 1600's, and is constructed from Bermuda Stone which was transported either as ballast or as a building material by ships hailing from the Caribbean. It now stands as the oldest stone structure in the city.

When we went in, the man working the gallery was exceedingly gracious, and talked with us a long while regarding the history of the house. He let us visit upstairs and then told us some great tidbits. For one, the first floor still has the original flooring as far as anyone can tell (it was very dense). Also, the 3-paneled window in the back wall is an amazing structure. The upstairs windows have a great view too, but the ceilings are low and the stairs narrow and steep. We found the whole thing charming and unique, although the paintings were exceedingly expensive besides some $35 prints. Definitely stop by here on your stroll through Charleston. No purchase necessary. Also, ask about the picture of the resident ghost.
Written 2 February 2010
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX2,744 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The "Pink House" is located in the heart of Historic Charleston, and is a great place to begin your walking tour since it is near so many historic sites. There are not that many remaining coblestone roads, and none can be better than this one! LOVED THE SETTING. This house is considered the 2nd oldest residence in Charleston and was reportedly built between 1694 and 1712,
Written 3 December 2019
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robidoodle
New Hope, PA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
Stopped in Good Friday and was greeted by a lovely artist Alice. She was very informative on the history of this house/ tavern/ brothel and told us to explore all 3 floors. She is passionate about this gallery and house. There is a ghost, but we didn't feel the presence. I was impressed with the art- beautiful street scenes, tiles and garden paintings, I bought a tile. Yes, the house is being sold and the gallery has to move out in a few weeks, such a shame- it really added a nice personal touch to our visit to Charleston.
Written 2 April 2013
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CarrieH_11
Tallassee, AL47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
I'm not sure what it is but we fell in love with this place.
The ladies in the gallery were so nice and very helpful. There were so many great pieces it was hard to decide but we finally settled on a fantastic watercolor. We should have also bought something that was Charleston scenery too!
Written 8 March 2013
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