The Walled City
The oldest part of the city originally had a wall around it. Your grandparents walked the route recommended in the AAA Tour Book. Photos are in order of the walk.
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Though your grandparents walked, this photo reveals another way to visit The Walled City.
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St. Philip's church was established in 1680 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Grandma Bert at the entrance to the St. Philip's Church cemetery.
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Grave of John C. Calhoun, Vice President under John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.
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French Huguenot church, built in 1845 and designatged a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
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The Dock Street Theater.
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Looking out through the entrance to the Alicia Spaulding Paolozzi courtyard of the theater, which is open to the public.
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Courtyard of the theater.
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Old carriage step and hitching post outside a house on Church Street.
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Close-up of a boot scraper at 131 Church Street.
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Chalmer's Street is Charleston's longest remaining cobblestone street.
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This pink house on Chalmers Street was a tavern in colonial times. The roof clay tiles were formed by shaping the clay over a workman's thighs.
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Seal of the Union Insurance Company, which occupied this building in the early 1800s. Each insurance company had its own fire engine company and houses would display the plaque of that company on their house. Although all companie would respond to a fire, only the company on the plaque was expected to fight the fire.
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The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon was next on the walking tour.
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City Hall, said to be the second oldest in the country.
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The statue of George Washington in Washington Square next to the city hall.
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South Carolina Historical Society.
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Circular Congregational Church
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The graveyard is said to be the oldest in the city.
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