1894 J.D. Murphy Builder - Click To Enlarge

1894 J.D. Murphy Builder

I walked past this building (Charleston, SC) a few days ago. I was struck by the details and craftsmanship. I don’t know anything about it except the builders name is engraved on the front step.

1894 J.D. Murphy Builder - Click To Enlarge
1894 J.D. Murphy Builder – Click To Enlarge

The intricate stone work and old bricks made me push up the contrasts when finishing the photographs.

1894 J.D. Murphy Builder - Click To Enlarge
1894 J.D. Murphy Builder – Click To Enlarge

There was stained glass in every window.

1894 J.D. Murphy Builder - Click To Enlarge
1894 J.D. Murphy Builder – Click To Enlarge

Like all buildings in town it is not very tall. This style is unique even in a city like Charleston. And yes, it is on a hill. And that’s another different feature. On a hill, which we don’t have very many of.

 

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