The Old Marine Hospital on Franklin Street was designed by the famed architect Robert Mills. Now a National Historic Landmark, it not only served as a hospital, but later became an important orphanage for African-American children in 1891. It now serves as offices for the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston.
The Historic Rice Mill on Lockwood Boulevard is now used as offices and event space (they squeezed in this reception right before the COVID-19 social distancing rules went into place). Built in the 1860’s, the West Point Rice Mill was one of three rice mills built to handle the rice production in the area. The most successful rice crop was an aptly named “Carolina Gold.”
This beautiful gate/house combo is on Gibbes Street. The current owners used to let roosters roam the property. They honored those birds by placing statues of roosters on top of the gate posts.
Built in 1802, the Old City Jail is one of the most haunted buildings in Charleston. In addition to serving as a jail and current ghost home, it has served other purposes. For example, during the Civil War the famed 54th Massachusetts Regiment (which was the focus of the movie Glory, starring Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, and Morgan Freeman) was quartered there.