I just love this line of rowhouses and if I didn't know better, I'd think I was in Savannah instead of Charleston. They look so much like Savannah townhomes!
Many levels (three story)
Inlaid stone patterns on the stair landing
Look at all that chippy patina on the old post..
The Italianette style homes were built by Sarah Smith in 1854. They have six bedrooms/four bathrooms and are about 6040 square feet. The row of homes is called "Bee's Row" because they were taken over during the Civil War by William Bee, a blockade runner. He filled them with contraband goods which he stored and sold here, because the homes were out of the range of Federal guns. Customers would come "shopping" here at Bee Store to buy the merchandise brought into the City by Confederate blockade runners.
Glass panes in the old door
Gorgeous iron fencing and gate
Some were lived in and some looked to be getting renovated.
The homes are in Harleston Village, one of our nicest boroughs. I love to walk around there.