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Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston

Fifteen men began planning for Second Presbyterian Church in 1809. The Reverend Andrew Flinn organized the congregation to accommodate the growing congregation at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church on lower Meeting Street. The new church was built at 342 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina at the then substantial cost of $100,000, and on April 3, 1811, it was dedicated as “The Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston and Its Suburbs.” (Wikipedia)

Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston

Unusual for Charleston the church is set back from the street, a small park stands in front. Because the church is in ‘upper’ Charleston more land was available at the time.

Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston

The building survived the civil war better than most. The canon of the day could not reach here from the ship blockade.

This is the first time I have visited in a while since there was a fire in the spire. Repairs had the church surrounded by scaffolds for at least two years.

Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston
Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston

This church building is the fourth oldest church in town.

Second Presbyterian Church, Meeting Street, Charleston.

In A Court Yard, Charleston

Out and around town looking for new ideas, maybe web site changes.

In A Court Yard, Charleston
In A Court Yard, Charleston

Photographs taken behind one of the old, and not renovated, homes from the 1800’s.

In A Court Yard, Charleston
In A Court Yard, Charleston
In A Court Yard, Charleston
In A Court Yard, Charleston

Forced myself to use a prime lens. No zoom I actually had to move my feet…what a concept!