21 March 2016

Rockville, SC

Rockville, SC
The village of Rockville, SC was peaceful and quiet except for the chirping of so many birds that it could have been a bird sanctuary. We had intended to do a longer road trip but the threat of rain led us to licking powdered beignet sugar off our fingertips at Angel Oak restaurant (crowded! delicious!) and replanning our afternoon. Rockville!
Rockville, one of Charleston County’s oldest surviving summer resorts (ca. 1824), is important architecturally, agriculturally, militarily and in the areas of transportation and recreation. This summer community’s serene, slow-moving, lifestyle is reflected in its architecture and landscape. Although houses vary in size and degree of architectural importance, nearly all have spacious porches, raised foundations, and large central hallways designed for summer comfort and relaxation. The buildings within Rockville’s Historic District have obvious visual unity. All are well ventilated to take full advantage of sea breezes. Several houses appear to have been year-round residences with architecture adapted for cold weather but still well-ventilated for summer use. The district also includes two churches. Live oaks draped with Spanish moss and palmettos dominate the landscape and add to the quaint atmosphere of the community. Listed in the National Register June 13, 1972.


12 comments:

  1. Classic Southern. Beautiful.

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    1. It is a dreamy little village.

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  2. Tremendously appealing architecture!

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    1. It really was and they have their own little yacht club. Once a year there is happy mayhem with a regatta.

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  3. Looking at all those big houses my mind's eye was seeing "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Burl Ives ruling the roost as Big Daddy. 'Course I was seeing Liz in her hot white slip, too! Love the Spanish moss in your photos.

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    1. YES! And craving a mint julep and a huge makeout session with Paul Newman.

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    2. Perfect time of year with the azaleas in bloom.

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  4. “Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.”

    ― Dorothy Parker

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  5. Okay, Joan. You drop a photo of a pink house and a pink tractor trailer truck, and you give no explanation whatsoever?! Is that where the inventor of Pepto Bismol lives? Is that where Barbie settled down after sales dropped off? Is that the abode of the Bubblegum Princess? WHAT is with the pink house and truck? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    1. I know! Isn't it grand?! The sign in front of the house says "Pink Panther Haven". It is priceless!

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    2. Okay, now I REALLY have to know more about that house. The mission is yours, if you choose to accept it...

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  6. What a pretty place, Joan!

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