Category Archives: Historical

Anglican Chapel, Black And White

Any time we pass an old Chapel of Ease we stop and take a few shots. I try to finish the photographs a little different. I even succeed once in a while.

Build in 1740, tabby construction, by local planters.

Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White

A Bit Of Art Deco

I love the designs of this old store. A pretty good Art Deco design. Especially considering it’s in a true small ‘Main Street USA’.

A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco

It’s an old, and long time closed, small town department store. The type that served rural middle America in the 1940’s – 1960’s.

A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco

Sooner or later it will be torn down. That’s a shame since it’s rare to find a building with character now.

A Bit Of Art Deco
A Bit Of Art Deco

On the other end of this ‘Main Street’ a second smaller version, by the same store, is still standing.

Every once in a while we pass through here, I try to stop for a few more images. Some time I’ll look and find an empty spot.

Walterboro, South Carolina.

 

 

Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia

The ruins of the Anglican Prince Williams Parish, 1757

Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia
Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia
Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia
Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia

In 1779 the church was burned by the English army during the US Revolutionary War. It was rebuilt only to be damaged in 1866 during the Civil War. Traditional history has another fire. However a letter dated 1866 has the damaged church ‘torn apart’ and used to repair homes burned by the Federal Army. Whatever happened… as usual fire was involved.

Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia
Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia

Plantation owners, notably the Bull family of nearby Sheldon Plantation, provided funds to support the parish. The Bull family members are buried (above) in the old church yard.

Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia
Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia

The area is called the Sheldon Ruins based on the nearby plantation.

Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia
Prince Williams Parish 1757 (Sheldon) In Sepia

Yamasee, South Carolina.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin

Not long ago the iron fencing and stone curbs were all intact. This family site, the prominent Aiken’s, was first built in 1856.

I am hoping some type of repair work is done. This is fairly well known and of historical importance.  But so are many other places in the Victorian section of the cemetery.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

Above, erected ‘by a friend’, a mason, in 1870.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

The Harral Children (1839-1855), are buried with the prone lamb statue. The first three children were first buried in a Charleston church yard but moved here to be with the family. Church yards were full, so the start of a cemetery began.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

The last photograph is a tall obelisk that like so many here had just one too many storms.

There is a lot of beauty and history here in this rust and ruin.

Old Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.

Galleries In Town

When in the Charleston French Quarter I make a point of looking at the old buildings now turned into galleries.

Galleries In Town
Galleries In Town

The art, and buildings are beautiful, and very photogenic.

Galleries In Town
Galleries In Town

The Anglin Smith gallery always places interesting pieces at eye level through the old front doors. Some day I might dig and find all the photographs I have taken with different pieces right through these doors.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Old Receiving Tomb

Very few buildings like this are around now. There is actually another about 1/2 mile down the road. After that maybe Savannah, GA will have one.

Old Receiving Tomb
Old Receiving Tomb

This is a temporary tomb to house the deceased until the burial site is ready. Typically a few days. However, one person was here over a year while statues were shipped from Italy.