Tag Archives: history

So how can a burned-out decrepit house be beautiful? I’ll show you.

I pass by this bright pink house often. It is on my way home, and on my walk to the sunset bench. Years ago it was just a couple doors down from where I lived and I could often hear … Continue reading

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New on the Market: 783 Rutledge Ave – A Gorgeous Craftsman Home in Wagener Terrace

Years ago I wrote a post about finding a beautiful Craftsman style home in Charleston as you will find many of these lovely places built throughout Hampton Park Terrace, Wagener Terrace and North Central in the 1910s-1940s, and it is … Continue reading

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The Charleston Slant – or Why We Sometimes Walk Uphill in Our Houses

I frequently work with clients who are not from Charleston, who have never set foot inside an historic Charleston home until they have done so with me.  One of the first things they notice once inside, besides the gorgeous fireplaces … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to one of Charleston’s Greats – Jack McCray

This is not a post about death – so much as it is about life. A dynamite smile. An expansive heart. And a soul that transcended all barriers of age, race and economic class. With Jack McCray – it was … Continue reading

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Vintage Movie of Charleston

Check out this neat video sent to me by a friend, courtesy of Bulldog Tours.  It’s called Charleston “City of Proud Memories”.  While so much has changed, very little has too…. Here are a few quotes… Somebody has called Charleston … Continue reading

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Master Preservationist Program – Day Twelve. What’s in a Name?

Apparently, everything when it comes to the value of an historic neighborhood. For Day 12 of our Master Preservationist Program, we met at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, located at 28 Race St and a fine example … Continue reading

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Master Preservationist Program-Day Nine. The Glory of Charleston’s Gardens

Oh how I wish there were some way I could capture the scent of wisteria in a Charleston spring and share it with you.  It’s intoxicating.  There’s nothing like wandering the streets with your nose as your guide or peeking … Continue reading

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Master Preservationist Program-Day Seven. Asphalt & Infill. Just how smart are we?

How many suburban strip malls and parking expanses do you see abandoned and lifeless on a daily basis?  Tons.  How many ex-urban neighborhoods are now struggling to stay afloat?  Many.  We are all fatter, we drive more, and we know … Continue reading

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