Confederate Building - Click To Enlarge

Confederate Building

Once again, just a walk brings a pleasant photo op.

The Confederate Home is a retirement home located in an early 19th-century building at 60 Broad St., Charleston, South Carolina. The building started as a double tenement in about 1800, built for master builder Gilbert Chalmers. From 1834 to 1867, it was operated as the Carolina Hotel by Angus Stewart.

Confederate Building - Click To Enlarge
Confederate Building – Click To Enlarge

In 1867, sisters Mary Amarinthia Snowden and Isabell S. Snowden established the Home for the Mothers, Widows, and Daughters of Confederate Soldiers (the Confederate Home) and operated their housing program at the house. The Confederate Home bought the property outright in May 1874. Two stores operated on Broad Street, with the educational and residential facilities behind.

Confederate Building - Click To Enlarge
Confederate Building – Click To Enlarge

When the building was damaged by the 1886 Charleston earthquake, it was restored with Victorian details including mansard roof and dormers. (Wikipedia)

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