Charleston always puts on a pretty face. These flowers on Greenhill Street help accessorize a downtown country lane.
Joe Riley Waterfront Park provides some of the best water views in Charleston. Or just sit on these benches and relax.
This beautiful church steeple belongs to the Citadel Square Baptist Church. Begun in 1854, it was first called the Fourth Baptist Church — simply because it was the fourth baptist church built in Charleston. But just a year later, in 1855, it merged with one of the three baptist churches that preceded it — resulting in there only being three in Charleston. So rather than being the fourth with an asterisk, they changed the name to reflect the new church’s location.
This Charleston house on Lamboll Street is quite striking. While not particularly significant compared to many of its neighbors, it sure is an eyeful.
Charleston loves its old trees about as much as it loves its old houses. This live oak is well tended to and adds character to Legare Street.
The Miles Brewton House (c. 1769) on King Street is one of the most significant buildings in Charleston and the United States. It’s a National Historic Landmark, as its whole complex, complete with its dependency buildings, is considered to be the finest example of Georgian architecture remaining in America. During the Revolutionary War it served as the headquarters for British General Henry Clinton, and towards the end of the Civil War it was the Union army headquarters.
A beautiful afternoon on Tradd Street. One of the great things about Charleston houses is that almost every one has an interesting story. The brick house with the flag in the center was built in 1850 by William C. Bee, who ran one of the leading blockade running businesses during the American Civil War (he also built Bee’s Block). That’s not something today’s builders can claim!