Unitarian Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Originally built in 1772, the style is referred to as English Perpendicular Gothic Revival. In 1886 an earthquake struck and demolished the church's top tower. The new tower was built to ensure that stability to the building was maintained. The church was challenged again when Hurricane Hugo hit. The roof was lost, but repairs used the specifications from over 100 years prior. In 1973 the church was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Angel Oak, Johns Island : 300 year old live Oak. 1700 sf of shade! It's survived the American Revolution, the Civil War, 1886 Earthquake & Hurricane Hugo. Good Southern Fortitude.... I want to picnic here!
Digital Collection of papers from the Cox and Chestnut families 1792-1858. Many of the letters are to Mary Cox Chestnut of Camden, SC who owned and operated Mulberry Plantation near Camden and mother-in-law of famed Civil War diarist Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut. #southcarolina #history