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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Riverside Beach / White's Paridise

 
 
Riverside Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 21, 2010
1. Riverside Beach Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2003 by The Town of Mount Pleasant.
 
Location. 32° 48.774′ N, 79° 54.39′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on 5th Avenue near On The Harbor Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at Remley's Point Boat Landing. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
White's Paridise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 21, 2010
2. White's Paridise Marker
crow flies. Silas N. Pearman Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harry M. Hallman, Jr. (approx. 0.8 miles away); John P. Grace Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge (approx. one mile away); Scanlonville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum/The Medal of Honor Museum (approx. 1.1 miles away); Channel 2 & Suzie Q (approx. 1.2 miles away); Milton's Ferry Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
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Riverside Beach / White's Paridise Marker at Remley's Point Boat Landing image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 21, 2010
3. Riverside Beach / White's Paridise Marker at Remley's Point Boat Landing
Riverside Beach / White's Paridise Marker, looking east along 5th Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 21, 2010
4. Riverside Beach / White's Paridise Marker, looking east along 5th Avenue
Todays beach resort... Remley's Point Boat Landing image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 21, 2010
5. Todays beach resort... Remley's Point Boat Landing
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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