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Three Days in Charleston

FOR A CITY that has endured wars, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes, the historic architecture of Charleston, South Carolina is amazingly well-preserved (or well-restored). An old-house enthusiast like myself has plenty to see: eight major house museums, beautiful churches and public buildings, and the rice plantations in the surrounding low-country, which provided the wealth that grew the city in the 18th and 19th centuries, on the backs of enslaved Africans. 542 more words


Charleston Museum

January 12, 1773: The Charleston Museum is founded. It is the oldest museum in the US. The Charleston Library Society was begun in December 1748 when nineteen men in various trades and professions wanted access to the latest publications from Great Britain. 553 more words


Staircase Envy

I covet this staircase.

I want my children to marry this staircase so that I can have grandchildren who look like it.  I want to be this staircase. 280 more words

South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Day 15-17

Charleston, South Carolina, is one of my favorite cities. My cousin, Juanita, and her husband, Ralph, have lived there for about 20 years and we love to visit with them. 1,463 more words