Rumors & Notes: 6/28/16
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“It was many and many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea..." Edgar Allan Poe
Begun in 1799 and lighted in 1801, the Georgetown Lighthouse is the oldest active lighthouse in South Carolina and one of the oldest in existence on the south Atlantic coast. However, a tablet above the entrance notes 1811 as the date of erection, differing from the nomination form’s conclusion. During the Civil War, the lighthouse was used by the Confederates as an observation post until it was captured by Union forces in May 1862. The lighthouse tower, in the shape of a truncated cone, is 87 feet tall. The stairs and center supporting post were cut from solid stone, and the outer walls are of brick. The light was rebuilt in 1812 and 1867. The lighthouse complex is in a cleared area of scrub-covered sand dunes and includes several one-story buildings that form the Coast Guard station, a dock on Winyah Bay, and a radio tower. Listed in the National Register December 30, 1974.
|Palmetto Roses, Charleston, SC|
|Starbucks, Calhoun St., Charleston, SC|
|Jantzen Lock & Safe, Meeting St., Charleston, SC|
When you need to change your locks or repair your safe, call Jantzen Lock & Safe Company. We're located in the historic part of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, at 276 Meeting Street. We're best known for our symbolic front sculpture, which contains hundreds of cement-embedded keys in the front sidewalk of our building. This attracts thousands of tourist each year.
|Wentworth Fire Station, Meeting St., Charleston, SC|
Dalmatians: Because of the dog/horse bond, the dalmatian easily adapted to the firehouse in the days of horse-drawn fire wagons. Since every firehouse had a set of fast horses to pull the pumper, it became common for each group of firefighters to keep a dalmatian in the firehouse to guard the firehouse and horses. When the alarm came in, the dalmatian led the way for the horse-drawn pumper. In this way, the dalmatian became the firefighters' companion and a symbol of the fire service. Today, dalmatians are still found in many firehouses in England, Canada, and the United States.
|Navy Chapel, North Charleston, SC|
The non-denominational Eternal Father of the Sea chapel has stood in the Navy Yard in North Charleston since 1942. In the chapel's early years during World War II, it was a place where Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish sailors and their families could enjoy services that reflected their faith. Sailors would also often get hitched in the chapel before they were sent off to war.