This very cool looking “Independence-variant littoral combat ship” is the 6th naval vessel to be named after the city of Charleston. It will be commissioned the USS Charleston at an event tomorrow. It also looks pretty good posing in front of the Cooper River Bridge.
You can find this handsome 100 year old house at the corner of South Battery and Limehouse Street. The blue on the door is unusual to find used this way in Charleston.
Some beautiful illuminated February blossoms set off by the grand house, a beautiful live oak tree, a wonderful iron fence — all of which you can find at the corner of Lenwood Boulevard and South Battery.
St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church on Anson Street was built in 1850. In 1991 a garden was created behind it to honor of one of the congregation’s members — Philip Simmons, the renowned ironworker whose incredible gates and other works are found throughout the city. Access to the garden can be had through Simmon’s famous “Heart Gate.”
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.