The moon over the Christmas tree at Colonial Lake.
This beautiful house on East Bay Street is well dressed for the holidays. Built in 1783, it was a rental property that even had a grocery store in the bottom at one point. The earthquake rod or bolt, the end of which is visible in the big black cross, was likely added later to help shore up the property.
This half of a double tenement building (c. 1806) on Queen Street always looks snazzy. Dressed up for the holidays only adds to the charm. Located across the street from the Footlight Players Theater (aka Queen Street Playhouse) and around the corner from the Dock Street Theatre, it’s in a pretty good spot if you want to catch a play.
The beautiful gates at 10 Legare Street are dressed up for the holidays. Classic Charleston.
This entry is the north end of a “triple tenement” on East Bay Street, right next to Hazel Parker Playground. Built by Governor Arnoldus Vanderhorst in about 1800, the triple tenements were used as rental property. These days each section of the tenement is a magnificent house unto itself (Zillow values just this third of the tenement at well over $4 million).
The neighbors of this pretty little house on Gibbes Street used to have roosters roaming their garden. They would serve as an early morning alarm for the whole neighborhood.