Day 2-A Blog Trip To Charleston With Stepheny

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Charleston’s Beautiful Iron Gates

794f065d8d2a7f1339070bee813cdf63On our 2nd day of the tour, while strolling in the cool of the morning, pay special attention to the ironworks of Charleston, especially the many gates into small gardens and courtyards.

3896bde4af1db1a713cede7bcef6c704“Many of Charleston’s finest gates were fashioned during the antebellum period by well known German ironworkers. By the mid 19th century wrought iron was replaced by cast iron, which was increasingly used to fashion gates, fences, statues, fountains, urns, benches, and lamps.” Gardens of Historic Charleston – James R. Cothran

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Stepheny’s Bookshelf Recommendations:

The Private Gardens of Charleston- Louisa Pringle Cameron         The Secret Gardens of Charleston – Louisa Pringle Cameron

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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2 Responses to Day 2-A Blog Trip To Charleston With Stepheny

  1. What wonderful works of art!

  2. Such craftsmanship! I really like the brick archway too!

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