Riverside Beach / White's Paridise

Riverside Beach / White's Paridise (HMPM1)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 48.774', W 79° 54.39'

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Riverside Beach
Riverside Beach, developed by the Cooper River Bridge Company, opened in 1930 as the first black beach in the area. It was sold to the County in 1941. The site featured a dance pavilion, boardwalk, bath house, playground and ball fields. Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ivory Joe Hunter, and B.B.King performed here. The County sold the beach to developers in 1975.
White's Paridise
White's Paradise located on Riverside Beach Road, now 5th Avenue, was the first black motel and nightclub East of the Cooper. The air conditioned motel and club, built by owner Henry White, operated from 1943 to 1975. Soul singer James Brown performed there before his hit "Papa Got A Brand New Bag." The buildings were demolished in 1993.
HM NumberHMPM1
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Town of Mount Pleasant
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 602367 N 3631074
Decimal Degrees32.81290000, -79.90650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.774', W 79° 54.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 46.44" N, 79° 54' 23.40" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220-298 5th Ave, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US
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