As luck would have it there was a bench almost dead center in this garden.
It was sit and shoot. How very convenient.
This house was built in 1772 for Thomas Heyward, a signer of the US Declaration Of Independence. He was also an artillery officer during the revolutionary war, captured in 1780, and sent into exile.
This was later home to Angelina and Sarah Grimke, the first US women advocates for abolition and women’ rights. Apparently Mr. Grimke told his daughter Sarah she would make ‘a first rate lawyer if she had been born a man’.
Life as they knew it was gone forever.