The mystery of “Charleston Green”

15.09.chasgreen_960Company President Courtenay Brack explains that using “Charleston Green” as part of the name of her commercial property management business is a play on words that locals find amusing.

First, the name capitalizes on the company’s commitment to environmentally-conscious practices that help allow its clients to stay on the leading edge of commercial real estate practices.

13.icon_paintBut second, it refers to the color “Charleston green,” an almost blackish green that can be seen on joggling boards and shutters of historic homes around Charleston, S.C.

While there’s no definitive explanation for the color, the kind folks at the Charleston County Public Library offer this solution: “Charleston green came about from the shutters of houses being painted black, but the mold would grow on them in the summer and they’d look greenish.” Mystery solved!