The Garden Gate - 14 Legare Street
Charleston, South Carolina
Etching on paper
by Charleston Renaissance artist
For more of his work see
A skip down my favorite street in the country, Legare Street. Pronounced "Le-GREE", it is located on the lower peninsula of Charleston, South Carolina. Stretching from Broad Street to South Battery...I took a leisurely stroll down my favorite section, south of Tradd Street, over the weekend. A canopy of palmetto and live oaks, shade historic homes and serene gardens.
View from corner of Legare and Tradd
The Sword Gate house
Appropriately named for the iron gates at its Legare entrance.
An important property, now for sale here
A stone facade adorned with ironwork and creeping fig.
The Simmons-Edwards house...more commonly known as the Pineapple Gates House
Its name referring to the gate's finials, resembling Italian pinecones...called pineapples by locals
The fence posts featured in Alfred Hutty's etching. Defining the crushed oyster shell drive and accompanying garden to the right.
Across the street, the double piazza of the William Gatewood house.
Continuing down the street
View of Legare, looking back toward Tradd Street. Until my next visit.
A friend suggested perhaps we could, along with our two other girlfriends, go into together on one of these grand mansions for our retirement. Living together, "we could share expenses on caregivers" and such. Brilliant....four little old ladies, one big house.
If it doesn't work out girls...please just scatter my ashes in front of the William Gatewood house. More on that in my next post.