Tag Archives: Church

French Huguenot Church

In the 1680’s the Huguenot’s, Protestants, fled Catholic France as their rights were stripped by King Louis XIV. A group came to Charleston and founded this church in 1685. The first church was built and set the boundaries for the Charleston French Quarter. Today the quarter is one of the most popular tourist areas here.

The current building was completed in 1844.

French Huguenot Church
French Huguenot Church

The sanctuary is smaller than some of the other old churches in town, but to me this is probably the most beautiful.

French Huguenot Church
French Huguenot Church

Other than Sunday services visits are limited to a few days in the spring and fall. The only way I have been able to photograph this landmark is when I pass by and stumble on an open door day.

History In Black And White

Constructed 1751 – 1761.

History In Black And White
History In Black And White

Tiffany and Company stained glass windows.

History In Black And White
History In Black And White

The oldest surviving church in Charleston.

History In Black And White
History In Black And White

National Historic Register.

History In Black And White
History In Black And White
History In Black And White
History In Black And White
History In Black And White
History In Black And White

St. Michael’s, Meeting Street, Charleston.

Inside – Out

The view from both sides.

The first taken from the second floor of the Nathaniel Russel House.

Inside - Out
Inside – Out

The view from the staircase, an old church yard.

Inside - Out
Inside – Out

Below is looking towards the window, from the grave yard of the First Scots Presbyterian Church, Meeting Street, Charleston .

Inside - Out
Inside – Out
Inside - Out
Inside – Out

The church yard was shot about a week after the Russel House.

 

A Visit To Shady Grove

Shady Grove is a United Methodist Campground church meeting grounds. Similar to the Cypress and Indian Field sights. However Shady Grove was founded after the Civil War in 1870. The others are older, from the late 1700’s.

As with other Methodist Campgrounds meetings (revivals) are still held each year.

A Visit To Shady Grove
A Visit To Shady Grove

Shady Grove is on land given to a group of newly freed African American slaves in exchange for help harvesting a rice plantation.

A Visit To Shady Grove
A Visit To Shady Grove

Shady Grove has a history of troubles. In 1958, 1969, and 1978 the buildings were destroyed by fire. In 1991 the camp was rebuilt and is now the largest of their kind.

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The Methodist Campgrounds have been the source for numerous articles here.

To view additional Campgrounds please click the ‘Tag’ below marked Camp. The articles will be displayed…enjoy it’s a fascinating trip.

 

Memory Of Louis DeSaussure – 1779

From the wall plaque with the window.

Memory Of Louis DeSaussure - 1779
Memory Of Louis DeSaussure – 1779

In Memory Of Louis DeSaussure

Native of Beaufort district, an officer of 3rd Regiment South Carolina in the Continental Service during the war of the revolution.

Wounded 9th Day, October, 1779 on the British lines at Savannah. Died a few days after.

Age 31, interred in the cemetery of this church.

Many of the early churches in Charleston have old plaques placed by family members and parishioners. Some names are locally known, some are signers of the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or other founding fathers.

A walk around town is a history lesson. While locked down I can’t help thinking perhaps if some of our current administration had wandered around here things might have turned out a bit different.