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Serving Charleston for 50 years...

In 1966, Dick Davenport
bought 50% of his father-in-law's optical business
and so began Jackson Davenport Opticians...

Reverend Francis McPherson was the first African American optician in the
state of South Carolina and worked for Jackson Davenport.
He serviced customers by selling, fitting and making glasses.
He was also responsible for selecting and buying certain inventory
for the store. He became a part of the Davenport family,
so much so that you would find him on the front row seat of the family
weddings. Francis is also a minister with the AME Church.

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Hugo Strikes - 1989
Our business stood test of time...
Dick Davenport at the store, devastated...
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Today we are a 3rd Generation Family Business


We have two convenient locations in the Greater Charleston, SC area. Click here to get directions to our Charleston location and here for directions to our Summerville location.

Charleston (843) 722-4416

Summerville (843) 871-9750


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