Red Dot Store
From the Richland County Public Library:
It is believed to have its origin in the South Carolina Constitution of 1895, article 8, section 11, which prohibited alcohol sales between sundown and sun-up. The red ball designates the sun and identifies the store as one that sells alcohol. The State newspaper, 10/03/1984, gave the following theory:
In the 1940s, the state was forcing liquor stores to shrink their signs dramatically, so as not to advertise alcohol too blatantly. Stores were allowed to use lettering only a few inches high on doors or windows. A Charleston liquor store “highlighted” the tiny lettering with a dramatic red dot, and everyone else followed suit.
Road to the Deux Puces Farm
Dock at Deux Puces Farm
Century plant in bloom
I see these things all over the place, most often in Folly Beach, but I’ve never seen one in bloom like this.