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The Doors Are Locked

I’m a photographer living in one of the most beautiful and historical towns in the USA… and the doors are locked. No opening in sight either.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

I decided to look back at one of the last shoots of an old manor house to see what hasn’t been published.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

My habit of first shooting an entrance to a room to support any larger images paid off. I rarely publish the ‘intro’ shots. They are for reference.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

It turns out they make decent standalone photographs.

The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked
The Doors Are Locked

Built by Nathaniel Russel, 1808, Charleston, South Carolina.

Aging Art Deco

In it’s day I bet this was really something to behold.

Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco

When I see this style I think NYC, or Miami, but not small town South Carolina.

Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco

I believe this was a clothing, shoe, store. A small department store design. I don’t know much else.

Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco

There is a second store further down the main street, same name. Both have probably been a dozen other businesses by now. At this point they are closed up.

Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco
Aging Art Deco

If Main Street USA ever does see a resurgence I hope buildings like this get restored, not torn down for a square box with no character.