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Archive: Nov 2013

The Edmondston-Alston House

Enjoyed a tour of the Edmondston-Alston House today. Despite the rain, and wind, it was a beautiful house tour. The House was one of the first dwellings built in the newly created neighborhood in 1825. Although photos are not allowed inside of the House, I’ve included a few of the exterior below. For more information and to purchase tickets for the tour, go to One item of note, black wreaths and purple bunting were hung in memoriam for Lieutenant John Julius Pringle Alston, who was a First Lieutenant in the SC Artillery and who died September 20th, 1863 of Typhoid contracted in the defense of South Carolina at Fort Sumter and Battery Wagner.

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November 27, 2013

The Story of Gus Smythe

Bill telling the story of Gus Smythe, and reading from a letter Gus wrote to his mother, describing the shelling of Charleston during the Civil War and a close call that nearly took Gus’ life! Learn more on Bill’s “Charleston’s Most Beautiful Walk” tour.

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November 26, 2013

Charleston’s Window Boxes

Charleston is a city with tremendous civic pride. This is manifested in many ways, but notable now are the many beautiful window boxes embellishing the already beautiful houses in the Historic District. I’ve attached a few to this post for you to enjoy. Hope to see you soon!

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November 11, 2013