This is the cathedral for the Roman Catholic diocese in Charleston. Everything about this building is impressive. It is designed in the Gothic Revival style, made with brownstone brought down for Connecticut around 1890. Like much of Charleston the first church burned. Pretty much a recurring theme.
Over the past few months I found myself looking, and working, in monochrome. I hope to create more of the historical locations published here that way. It’s probably like a New Year’s resolution though 😁.
This pond sits behind the main houses and farm, down a small hill (a hill around here is big deal). The mill house at the other end borders the Ashley River, a flood gate releases water from the pond.
From Charleston this was the last plantation along the river. Between here and town (left from the mill house) sits the ruins of RunnyMede, next Magnolia Plantation, and finally Drayton Hall. This stretch was plantation row outside Charleston.