Category Archives: Shooting A Grand Old House

George Washington Slept Here

By my estimate the man never was home after the US Revolution ended. Every city has an old home that claims this.

George Washington Slept Here
George Washington Slept Here

Charleston was one of the first US cities so it must be true…and I read it on the internet.

Haywood House, Charleston, South Carolina.

Dark Rooms, Old Grand House

Inside an old Charleston historical and grand house.

Dark Rooms, Old Grand House
Dark Rooms, Old Grand House

No rebuild or renovation here. Preserved as it was.

Dark Rooms, Old Grand House
Dark Rooms, Old Grand House

These magnificent homes are best when maintained the way they were planned. A visit is a step back in time.

Dark Rooms, Old Grand House
Dark Rooms, Old Grand House

At one time there was enormous wealth, there still is in the art work collected in the past.

Rose Hill Plantation

Rose Hill Plantation located in Union County, South Carolina.

Rose Hill Plantation
Rose Hill Plantation

The home of William Henry Gist (August 22, 1807 – September 30, 1874) the 68th Governor of South Carolina from 1858 to 1860 and a leader of the secession movement in South Carolina. He was one of the signers of the Ordinance of Secession on December 20, 1860, which effectively launched the Confederacy and ultimately the US Civil War.

Rose Hill Plantation
Rose Hill Plantation

The plantation survived the Civil War because the rivers were flooded at the time the Union Army came through under General Sherman.

Rose Hill Plantation
Rose Hill Plantation

 

A Little Charleston, Old Home

From an old grand house, that has seen better days, in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Little Charleston, Old Home
A Little Charleston, Old Home
A Little Charleston, Old Home
A Little Charleston, Old Home

The photographs above were processed with a Kodak 1600 ISO film filter which I have always thought compared to film nicely.

A Little Charleston, Old Home
A Little Charleston, Old Home

I believe the above was with an Ilford film filter but I failed to make a note of which ISO.

 

St. Helena Chapel Of Ease (1)

While out recently we came across another of the South Carolina Chapels Of Ease. This one being in St. Helena.

This Chapel has suffered the usual fate, burned in a fire on February 22, 1886. This was not burned in war though. A forest fire was the cause.

St. Helena Chapel Of Ease (1)
St. Helena Chapel Of Ease (1)

This building may be the most impressive chapel relic we have found.

Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys 1800

Every town in South Carolina has multiple Churches, and many from hundreds of years ago.

Padgett's Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys 1800
Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church, Cross Keys 1800

We passed this one and made sure to stop on our way out of town.

Most are simple, and yet very impressive.