The final rays of the day’s sun touching the top of the Col. John Ashe house on South Battery. Located across the street from White Point Garden, this house has seen a lot — including the start of the Civil War and the hanging of pirates in the park.
This beautiful set of doors can be found on a c. 1852 house on Logan Street, between Tradd and Broad Streets. As the only house on the block to survive the fire of 1861, it is the only antebellum house on the block. It later became the home of Susan Pringle Frost, the founder of the Preservation Society — among her many achievements.
This beautiful house on Tradd Street was built c. 1765 as a double tenement, which required two sets of stairs. In the mid 19th century it was converted to a single family house, which eliminated the need for the second set of stairs.
This cool live oak tree dominates the front yard on Murray Boulevard. Live oaks definitely help give Charleston and the Lowcountry much of its character. Live oaks have also played an important role in American history. During the War of 1812 the USS Constitution gained its nickname “Old Ironsides” because the British cannonballs just bounced off its hull — which was made out of live oak wood.