Quintin’s Close-Ups: Lorena Jordan
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|Farm fresh eggs, Charleston, SC|
Based on community feedback, the West Ashley Farmers Market pilot season will add two additional Wednesday markets (Nov. 2 and Nov. 9) before we close out 2016 with a special Sunday afternoon holiday fair and farmers market on November 20. The City of Charleston – Office of Cultural Affairs extends an invitation to eligible Artisans, Crafters & Food Concessionaires to apply to participate in the West Ashley Farmers Market Holiday Fair on Sunday, November 20th from 1 – 5 PM in Ackerman Park. Space is limited and acceptance will be granted to vendors with a unique offering that will add to the market’s holiday spirit! Thank you for taking the time to apply.*No Application Fee Required
WAFM Holiday Fair – Vendor Applications Now Available!
|Cape Romain Ligfthouse, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, McClellanville, SC|
The Cape Romain Lighthouses are a pair of brick lighthouses on Lighthouse Island southeast of McClellanville. The first, built in 1827, and stand 65 feet in height. The second, built in 1857, stands at a height of 150 feet. Both survived Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and although no longer active, they still serve as a visual navigation point during daylight hours. They can also be seen on our department patch. These are truly treasuers of the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge.
|Charleston garden, Charleston, SC|
|West Ashley Farmer's Market, Sycamore Rd, Charleston, SC|
|Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, SC|
West Point MillToday, the four-story Classic Revival mill building is obscured by heavily-trafficked bridge approaches, clusters of modern buildings, parking lots, and rows of yachts, but once it stood alone as one of the city’s most industrious endeavors.West Point was a small sliver of land protruding into the Ashley River in the 1830’s, when a steam-driven rice mill was built and powered by water from large areas of man-made pond. An 1859 fire destroyed the mill, which was replaced one year later with a structure that housed giant boilers and massive cylindrical shafts for grinding and brushing kernels into polished rice and flour. The 15-acre complex included separate shipping wharves, carpenters’ sheds and cooperage facilities, as well as new artesian wells for water supply. For more than half a century, the West Point mill was among America’s largest and most productive, annually cranking out hundreds of thousands of barrels, and when a foundering rice business finally forced the facility to close in 1926, much of the oversized inventory was bought by Henry Ford for display at his Edison Institute antique museum in Dearborn, Michigan.In the late 1930’s, remnants of the old mill ponds were dredged for a municipal yacht basin and planned as the site of a transatlantic seaplane terminal in an agreement made by the city with the German Air Ministry, but the coming of World War II shot the project down. The abandoned building remains Charleston’s only completely intact rice mill, and has been used for Chamber of Commerce headquarters, a restaurant and city marina offices, and the old mill pond area now supports high-rise condominiums and hotels, and approaches to Ashley River bridges, where the watery foundation is still evident in an undulating roadway surface.
|James Brown statue, Augusta, Georgia|
|Red door, Charleston, SC|
A red door symbolizes several things including welcome, sanctuary and status. In feng shui, the positive energy of the color red is drawn to the front door, which is considered the mouth of the home. Red also invites good luck and happiness during the Chinese New Year
A sign of welcome and warmth, a red door is thought to signify the safety of a house along the Underground Railroad, a route for African slaves escaping captivity and traveling north during the 19th century. In Scotland, a red door signifies the status of a paid mortgage. Some Protestant and most Lutheran churches painted church doors red to identify them as part of the Reformation. Albert Einstein painted his front door red so he could find his house.
|King St., Charleston, SC|
|R Kitchen, West Ashley, Charleston, SC|