Last week, Gossips started exploring the question of whether or not two streets--South Second Street and Montgomery Street--ever actually existed as they appear on old maps and drawings.
In last week's post, we reported that in April 1854 the Common Council decided not to pursue a petition to open and grade Montgomery Street between Third and Second streets. In today's post, we share an article, uncovered by the same Gossips reader and researcher, that appeared in the Columbia Republican on April 5, 1900, reporting an incident that occurred on South Second Street.
This suggests that South Second Street may have existed in 1900, but it also suggests that the slope of South Second Street may not have been as steep in 1900 as it is now.
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