Preservation Society of Charleston

Carolopolis Award for 625 Rutledge

625 Rutledge Ave, 2013 Carolopolis Award recipient. We were glad to accept a Carolopolis Award from the the Preservation Society of Charleston last night for our work at 625 Rutledge Avenue, know as the Seebeck House.  It was the first of several projects that we have collaborated on with our friends at Yarrum Properties.  We're proud to help bring this Hampton Park Terrace residence back from it dilapidated condition, and it is gratifying to receive recognition from the PSoC for it.  The  PSoC Membership meeting and awards ceremony was more than pleasant.  It is always good to see Carriage Properties partner/event sponsor Olin Chamberlain and knock back a couple of cold, domestic beverages with him.

A veritable treasure trove is historical information, existing and process photos are available by following links on the history, window restoration, interior detailing, and completion.

William Enston Home Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall at the William Enston Home, 900 King Street Clyde and I took a walk this morning, passing through the beautiful William Enston Home complex at King and Huger Streets.  For city-owned buildings in Charleston, this complex of brick masonry structures is outstanding. The Memorial Hall is on the Preservation Society's Seven to Save list for 2013.

Memorial Hall at William Enston Home, (photographer and date unknown)

The Memorial Hall and the twenty four original two-story cottages were built in the Romanesque Revival style in 1887. The British-born Enston left his estate to the city of Charleston under the stipulation that a home dedicated to the care of the elderly and infirm.  But, alas, not those suffering from "lunacy."

Interior at Memorial Hall, William Enston Home.  (Photographer and date unknown)

Elevations of Memorial Hall, William Enston House. Source: Library of Congress