Quintin’s Close-Ups: Lorena Jordan
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|Pitt St., Charleston, SC|
|Elizabeth Jackson, Charleston, SC|
Jackson wrote: “I knew she died near Charleston, having visited that City with several matrons to afford relief to our prisoners with the British - not her son as you suppose, for at that time my two Elder brothers were no more; but two of her Nephews, William and Joseph Crawford Sons of James Crawford then deceased. I well recollect one of the matrons that went with her was Mrs. Boyd. It is possible Mrs. Barton can inform me where she was buried that I can find her grave. This to me would be great satisfaction, that I might collect her bones and inter them with that of my father and brothers.”Robert Behr - Post & Courier: wrote an article a few years ago describing how this marker came to be placed on the College of Charleston campus.
This marker was moved there in 1967 by well-intended folks who wanted to rescue it from its original location about 2 1/2 miles uptown. In 1942, several service members at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island responded to a newspaper's call to honor Mrs. Jackson. These men, who mostly hailed from Columbia, commissioned the marker and placed it in a railroad right of way - a sort of no man's land just east of King Street Extension and Heriot Street.
|Mother Emanuel AME, Calhoun St., Charleston, SC|
|Brookgreen Garden, SC |
Rain foiled my evening walk so I had to row myself across the living room again on my rowing machine. It isn't quite the same as marching around outside, is it?
I had a plan for the evening but the entire plot was cancelled because of the recent daily thunderstorms. We meant to catch the watertaxi across the harbor and have dinner at the Fish House restaurant at Patriot's Point and then boat back. I had it all planned out and then wondered what happened if the boat stopped running in bad weather and we were stranded over there without a vehicle. Never-mind. We enjoyed an early and delicious dinner at Red Orchid instead.
This evening's photo is a bit of fun from Brookgreen Garden.
|Pawley's Island Hammock Shops, Pawley's Island, SC|
|The Candy Cottage, Pawley's Island, SC|
|Brookgreen Gardens, SC|
|Brookgreen Gardens, SC|
Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. The 9,100-acre (37 km2) property includes several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, the Lowcountry Zoo, and trails through several ecosystems in nature reserves on the property. It was founded by Archer Milton Huntington, stepson of railroad magnate Collis Potter Huntington, and his wife Anna Hyatt Huntington to feature sculptures by Anna and her sister Harriet Hyatt along with other American sculptors. Brookgreen Gardens was opened in 1932, and is built on four former rice plantations, taking its name from the former Brookgreen Plantation.
|Prince Frederick's Episcopal Church, SC|
(Prince Frederick’s Episcopal Church) Begun in 1859 and completed in 1876, Prince Frederick’s Chapel played a vital role in the religious life of the Pee Dee settlers in the latter half of the 19th century. With the decline of the rice economy, parishioners migrated to the more densely populated urban areas and the church suffered from lack of maintenance. The ruins of the chapel are all that remain of what once was a striking example of Gothic Revival architecture in South Carolina.
|Cypress Methodist Campground, Ridgeville, SC|
Cypress Methodist Camp Ground is one of only a few campgrounds in South Carolina which, up until the time of its nomination, continues to host annual week-long camp meetings—a vestige of the Great Awakening in American religious life in the nineteenth century. Cypress is significant for its association with Francis Asbury, pioneer of American Methodism, and for its long, uninterrupted use as a site of revivalism for almost 200 years. The campground is in the general shape of a rectangle of 34 tents, or cabins, made of rough-hewn lumber. These cabins, rectangular shaped, are generally 1½ stories and contain earthen floors. The typical floor plan features a hall extending the length of the cabin with as many as three rooms on the opposite side. The second story is accessible by a small stairway or ladder. In the center of the rectangle is the tabernacle, an open-sided wooden structure that is the focal point of these revival meetings. Serving crowds too large for church buildings or homes, the campground responded to both religious and social needs. The tents allowed people to stay overnight, and the campground term remained even though tents were gradually replaced by the current rough-hewn cabins. Cypress Camp Ground was functional as early as 1794, and an adjacent cemetery contains graves from the early 1800s. Listed in the National Register April 26, 1978.
|Pink House, Chalmers St., Charleston, SC|
|Totem pole, Georgetown, SC|
|Shem Creek, SC|
|If not now, tell me when, Charleston, SC|
|Morris Sokol, King St., Charleston, SC|
|Break Dancers at the Charleston Farmer's Market, Marion Square, Charleston, SC|