This beautiful spring flower box can be found on Tradd Street.
The Second Presbyterian Church building (c. 1811), as seen from Elizabeth Street. The fourth oldest congregation in Charleston, the full name of the church is “the Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston and Its Suburbs.” Instead of that mouthful, it is commonly referred to as “Second Pres.”
This handsome house on Laurens Street was built in 1807-08. In the antebellum period a number of additions were made, including adding the incredible fence/gates and the entire third floor of the house.
The Joseph Manigault House on Meeting Street was built in 1803, and designed by Joseph’s brother Gabriel. In 1920, after a number of owners and uses, it was slated to be demolished. Susan Pringle Frost, who is best know for founding the Preservation Society of Charleston, created the Society for Preservation of Old Dwellings (which later became the Preservation Society) to save it.
In 1838 this imposing brick house on Laurens Street (c.1818) had its basement loaded with kegs of gunpowder in case the fire of 1838 spread in its direction. The thought was that they would blow up the house to help stop the spread of the fire. Fortunately, for the house, the fire never reached it and they never had to ignite the kegs.
These flower boxes are on the northernmost of the “Three Sisters” houses on Meeting Street. This house, the youngest of the sisters, is different from its siblings in that they were built before the American Revolution (1770 and 1760), and this one was built after (about 1800).