November 2013

Found 3 blog entries for November 2013.

Due to the popularity of last week’s blog, we’ve included below more homes in Charleston that are open to the public for tours. In a city known for its historic homes, architecture, and gardens, there’s no shortage of sites to see!

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Aiken-Rhett House

This home looks much like it did when it was built over 150 years ago. Instead of being restored, it has been preserved - most of the features, such as wallpaper and decor, have been untouched since around the time the home was built. It housed a former governor of South Carolina (William Aiken, Jr.), though he was not the original owner - he inherited the property. Located at 48 Elizabeth Street (where it intersects with Judith Street) in Downtown Charleston.

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As real estate agents, we love working in an area like Charleston, SC that’s known for its architecture and homes. You’ll find quite a few historic homes in Downtown Charleston open to the public, but these 3 tend to be the most popular to tour:

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Edmondston-Alston House

Built in 1825, this mansion is a great example of the Greek Revival style homes that are popular in downtown Charleston. And, since it's located on the Battery, it has great views of the Charleston Harbor. This is one of the few homes on the Battery that is open to the public. Located at 21 East Battery. www.edmondstonalston.com/

 

Joseph Manigault House

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Also called Charleston's Huguenot House, this is a good example of Federal architecture. The original owner, Joseph

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We’ve included some of Charleston’s historic sites below. Whether you’re planning a trip or enjoy living in our metro area, these 3 sites are a must for anyone interested in Charleston’s history!

  • Fort Sumter National Monument: See where the Civil War began on April 12, 1861, and also get incredible views of the Charleston Harbor, the Ravenel Bridge, and downtown Charleston! Fort Sumter is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Charleston - not only because the fort provides an in-depth look at a defining moment in our country's history, but also because the boat ride to this island offers unbeatable views of the city. Boats depart from two locations - Liberty Square in Downtown Charleston (just south of the aquarium) and Patriots Point in
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