Established in 1681, St. Philip’s is the oldest religious congregation in South Carolina.
The first St. Philip’s Church, a wooden building, was built between 1680 and 1681 at the corner of Broad and Meeting streets on the present day site of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. It was damaged in a hurricane in 1710 and a new St. Phillip’s Church was begun a few blocks away on Church Street. After being delayed it was finished in 1723 but burned to the ground in 1835. Work on the present church was begun that same year and completed the next. The steeple was added between 1848 and 1850.
The Battery is a landmark defensive seawall and promenade in Charleston, South Carolina. Named for a civil-war coastal defense artillery battery at the site, it stretches along the lower shores of the Charleston peninsula, bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, which meet here to form Charleston harbor.
Fort Sumter is visible from the Cooper River side (High Battery) and from the point, as are Castle Pinckney, the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10), Fort Moultrie, and Sullivan’s Island. (Wikipedia)
I have had these 2 photographs for a few weeks now and it’s about time to publish them.
A day before hurricane Irma Charleston, South Carolina, started the familiar ritual.
We are a town of visitors and southern hospitality still rules, even while the doors are being sand bagged against the water.
The doors remained open. Not only were there tourist still in some hotels, people evacuating from Florida came in. Which considering we are a peninsula, on the ocean, with a history of floods, surprised me.
However, later in the day things were getting buttoned up.
The fire department closed up everything they could, I think they’ve been here before. All the plywood is marked where it is to be attached. At least someone saved some from last time.
These photographs were taken the day before the storm. Now, a day after, I’m not sure how much some of these little rows of sand bags worked.
I’ll need to wait until the water goes back out into the harbor to check the results.