| Credit: Ruta Smith, Charleston City Paper

This week’s new mystery photo shows a brick building with three weird concrete holes sticking out of its side. Where is this building and what is it? We’ll forward some City Paper swag to the 7th person who correctly answers the questions and identifies this week’s mystery photo. To enter (one entry per person), send your guess, name and hometown in an email to: mystery@charlestoncitypaper.com.

City Paper photo by Andy Brack.

LAST WEEK’S MYSTERY, “Another mural” shows a relatively new Charleston riff on the game of Monopoly. It’s on the side of the Stuart Laurence Salon near the corner of Lango Ave. and Ashley River Rd..

Congratulations to this week’s sleuths who correctly identified the photo, including Preston McDanel of Charleston.

According to Allan Peel of San Antonio, Texas, “the mural, which was only created sometime after March 2022, depicts “Rich Uncle Pennybags” (aka Mr. Monopoly), the famous mascot of the board game Monopoly, running along various Charleston-based properties as he approaches ‘Go’, with a bag full of money. The mural was commissioned by J.J. Rahnamoon of Charleston Empire Properties, a native to Charleston who branched out of the family’s restaurant business to pursue a separate career as a real estate agent.”

Every Monday, the City Paper offers a mystery photo taken somewhere in the Lowcountry. We encourage you to guess — and make sure to share your name and the town in which you live. We’ll uncover the mystery the following week and, every now and then, give a small prize.

BONUS: If you want to submit a mystery photo taken by you for us to share, send it to our mystery email address. Make sure to put “Submission” in the subject line.

PAST MYSTERIES: While the guessing time on these mysteries is over, you might like seeing some old mystery photos that readers have puzzled over. Enjoy!


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