Charleston SC

Charleston Sidewalks

Last week, we drove to Charleston, SC for a wedding. We didn’t get to spend a lot of time touring downtown and tour but had a few hours to explore. We started out around Vendue and Concord and walked to the Battery via Church Street. We then came back via East Bay . I greatly enjoyed viewing the historical houses and landmarks along the way.

Carriage Ride in Charleston

Carriage Ride in Charleston

The picture below is of the South Carolina Bank and Trust building. On the side of the building are some historical plaques explaining that it was a Freemason Lodge built in 1736.  For America, that’s pretty old.

Solomons Lodge #1

Solomon's Lodge #1

I would love to have more time to tour the city and take more photos.

As it happened, we didn’t have a lot of time and had our 3 1/2 month old daughter with us.  We learned that the history was so well preserved that it really isn’t very friendly for strollers. Apart from the bumpiness of the old sidewalks, several areas, like going from The Battery Park to the path across the waterfront didn’t have a ramp at all.  We managed fine, but I did wonder about those in wheelchairs.

Since I spent a lot of time looking out for hazards to navigate the stroller through, I did notice that the sidewalks had metallic inserts in them to show the name of the street. I thought that was neat.

East Bay Street

East Bay Street