SC courthouse project finishes after 2 decades

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Two decades after Hurricane Hugo smashed into South Carolina, the restoration of Charleston's famed Four Corners of Law is complete.

County and city leaders gather Friday to dedicate a small park near Meeting and Broad Streets. The intersection is known as the Four Corners of Law because government buildings there represent city, state and federal law and St. Michael's Episcopal Church represents God's law.

Hurricane Hugo in 1989 heavily damaged the county courthouse and the courts moved to North Charleston for a time.

The original 218-year-old Charleston County Courthouse opened nine years ago after a $9.3 million restoration. The following year the county's larger $41 million judicial center opened.

The park is between the two buildings.

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