This beautiful house was built in about 1799, but was moved from its original location — which was about 100 feet north of the current spot — in 1967. It was moved to make way for the development around what is now the Charleston Gaillard Center. You’d never know that this was not its original home.
This beautiful door leads on to the piazza of the second house the owner built on Limehouse Street. The first was built in 1857 and was sold after his wife died. In 1859 he built this one directly across the street from the first, after marrying his first wife’s sister!
This part of the Charleston Gaillard Center looks a bit surprised. I’ve always wondered if that was intentional.
This circa 1774 house is a great example of the 18th century Charleston single house. The door, which opens directly on to the porch of the house, is called a “hospitality door.” If the door was open, it signaled that you were receiving visitors. If it was closed, you were not receiving. The actual entry into the house is halfway down the porch.
A beautiful winter rose against the backdrop of the very first house to be built on Murray Boulevard (fronting the Low Battery).
This festive house and gate on East Battery sure is in the Valentine’s Day mood.