“The Pink House” on Chalmers Street is one of the oldest houses in Charleston and one of the oldest structures in South Carolina. Built some time before 1712 out of pinkish Bermuda stone, it got its name from the stone’s pinkish hue, not the color of its paint.
This little pink house, c. 1750, set back from Tradd Street is certainly eye-catching, but did you know the potted flowers and plants aren’t real? Shhhhh….
This beautiful garden can be found on Tradd Street, fronting a house built in 1807. The site on which this house was built was originally owned by Robert Squibb, the author the The Gardener’s Calendar, a seminal work on which fruits and vegetables could grow in the region — which was a pretty important thing in that era. The 208 page book is still in print!
Some beautiful May flowers ring the door of a Church Street house built in 1818. Unlike the Charleston single houses of the day, rather than opening onto a porch, this door opens into a passage inside the house which accesses a front room — likely once used for business.