The Timothy Ford House on Meeting Street, built 1800-06, is a wonderful example of a very large Charleston single house. In 1824, the Fords entertained the Marquis de Lafayette, the Revolutionary War hero, there on his visit back to the US.
With the positioning of many Charleston houses right up to the sidewalk (particularly, the sideways facing Charleston single houses), window boxes often replace having a front yard — and they are generally treated with the same loving care.
These regal lions are on guard outside of a house (c. 1850) on Tradd Street, that was built by William C. Bee — best known as the owner of the premier blockade running business during the Civil War.
A beautiful array of Sweetgrass baskets for sale on Meeting Street. Tracing their origin back to the 1600’s with the arrival of enslaved Africans, they were originally used to separate rice seed from its chaff. Now they are treated as works of art, including some that are on permanent display in the Smithsonian Museum (and others).
The intersection of Atlantic and Church Streets, with its post-Revolutionary War houses and the bricks of Church Street…