Legare Street: In addition to being one of the most coveted streets in all of historic Charleston, it is one of the most frequently mispronounced. In fact, newcomers ask me how to pronounce this more than any other old Charleston name. I've heard called la-GARE and la-GARRY--and can you blame them? The actual pronunciation is nothing like it looks!
Legare is pronounced: "LA-GREE" (rhymes with "degree").
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