Historic Charleston SC
Front Porch Photo GalleryOur travels to historic Charleston SC rewarded us with beautiful photos of true southern homes to share with you.
These homes tell the story of this beautiful city which is rich in history. If only these porches could talk! What stories they would tell.
Walk along a one-mile section of Meeting Street (Museum Mile) and you will find six museums, five historic houses, four parks, a Revolutionary War powder magazine, numerous historic churches, and the Market.
You'll also find many wonderful grand porches along the way. From the simple to the elegant, each front porch has its own unique beauty. We hope you enjoy our front porch photo gallery.
If you enjoyed these beautiful Charleston, SC pictures, be sure to see our Charleston Vacations and Charleston Attractions too!
Historic Charleston SC Tidbits!Check out the John Ashe House, 26 South Battery Street. It is built in the Italian Villa style, with arcades, bracketed cornices, and round-headed windows. A domed copula sits atop the home. Legend has it that it was an early lighthouse, but its real purpose was to draw heat from the rooms underneath.
The Nathaniel Russell House at 51 Meeting Street is a classic house-museum. Built of brick with white stone trim, it has a three-story, rising spiral staircase, oval drawing rooms and a baluster ed parapet.
At 27 King Street you can find the Miles Brewton House. It is one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture. I has ornate marble steps and elliptical fanlight. But the building's most remarkable feature is its extensive wrought iron barrier of "cheveaux-de-frise" which was added in 1822 after reports of an attempted slave uprising.
Dave and I trying out a joggling board
If you haven't used one of these your are missing out on lots of fun.
History has it that a joggling board was made on the Acton Plantation near Stateburg, South Carolina in the early 1800's as an exercise apparatus for the family's caretaker who suffered from rheumatism. The bouncing movement provided by the joggling board brought her much relief.
It quickly spread throughout the Low Country and was a prominent feature on large front porches, gardens, and in many yards. Children loved to play on them and families gathered round them for special events.
I've heard that it was a common practice for a couple to sit on each end and bounce until they met in the middle where a kiss would be shared! Perhaps that's why many an engagement occurred while enjoying the gentle rocking movement of the board.
They can still be seen on many porches in historic Charleston, S.C.
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