The historic Cigar Factory, slated to be renovated for office space
701 East Bay Street
Gentrification in itself may not be bad, but the part of pricing racial or ethnic groups out, making accommodations too expensive for them because of their economic status, that’s bad. Certainly that troubles people, and it changes the fabric of this community.
Kaminsky’s at night
78 North Market Street
This campaign is to help fund & support residents & descendants in the Hog Hammock Community of Sapelo Island who are facing property tax increases of over 600%.
This is not strictly Charleston-related, but those who care and are interested in Charleston’s own Gullah people and culture will care about that of Sapelo Island as well. This is a worthy cause, a chance to do real good in fighting an economic injustice while helping save a vanishing culture. I know times are hard and there’s not much extra to give, but consider giving a few bucks at least. And if you are well off or know those who are, then maybe this would be a good idea for, shall we say, a moral investment.
Charleston City Market
Between North and South Market Streets
I think the market only looks beautiful when it’s empty at night.
(Source: Flickr / agilityfoot)
Model of Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC
It additional to showing the main house and the two flanker buildings (neither of which currently exist), it shows classical colonnades connecting the three structures.
Drayton Hall is the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The mansion was built for John Drayton (c. 1715-1779), the third son of Thomas and Ann Drayton who owned the adjacent Magnolia Plantation, between 1738 and 1742 using a combination of slave and free labor. The seven-bay double-pile plantation house, whose design is inspired by The Four Books of Architecture, a collection of designs created 168 years earlier by an Italian architect named Andrea Palladio, is the oldest surviving example of Georgian Palladian architecture in the United States. It sits within a 630-acre site based on indigo and rice. Seven generations of Drayton heirs preserved the house in its original condition, save for the two lost flanking outbuilding that were destroyed in the earthquake of 1886 and the hurricane of 1893. In 1974, Charles and Frank Drayton sold the property to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who opened the house to the public in 1977.
(Source: Flickr / wallyg)