28 August 2011

Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance - Pitt St. Sweets

Pitt St., Charleston, S.C.

Pitt Street Sweets.

This is a private residence now, but years ago it was a church and after that belonged to the Association for the Blind. When it belonged to the Association for the Blind they had a sign saying "Scented Garden" and I would close my eyes and inhale deeply breathing in the sweet fragrance when I walked by.
41 Pitt St. -- Association for the Blind -- This building, formerly occupied by Plymouth Congregational Church, was purchased and re adapted for use by the Charleston County Association for the Blind, in 1957. The former churchyard has been landscaped as a fragrance garden for the blind.
More info about the transformation into a private residence here. Now I really want to see inside.


brattcat said...

i love the idea of a scented garden. that second shot really gives us a sense of it.

Kate said...

The idea of a fragrance garden is a wonderful gift for anyone who is visually impaired. As a matter of fact, I think it's a good idea for all of us to awaken our senses.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely residence and the scented garden is double lovely!

Rebeccah Connelly said...

This is very cool! I love non traditional re-use of space. Isn't there a home on Sullivan's Island that used to be a church as well?

PS. Thanks for the blogroll love. :-)

Charlestonjoan said...

brattcat - me too!

Kate - I hardly ever looked at the building. I would walk by with my eyes closed.

Madge - Amen!

Rebeccah - You are most welcome! Yes, I got into the one on Sullivan's Island earlier this year for a wedding. It is rented out for events. Very cool place!

Marcheline said...

I'd love to see inside, too! There's a church in my town that I've intended to get inside for ages, but still haven't done. Will certainly bring camera when I do, and post pics!

Anonymous said...

Knock on the door. My parents live there. I may be biased but they're pretty nice.