Historic Charleston Gardens, South Carolina (Images of America Series)
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Historic Charleston Gardens, South Carolina (Images of America Series)

by T. Hunter McEaddy, Catherine P. McEaddy
     
 

This volume in the Images of America series preserves through vintage photographs the gardens that, by their very nature, are impermanent. Although Charleston's contemporary gardens are well documented in other sources, those of past generations are depicted here, reminding readers that Charleston was primarily a city of family homes where life was enjoyed in the

Overview


This volume in the Images of America series preserves through vintage photographs the gardens that, by their very nature, are impermanent. Although Charleston's contemporary gardens are well documented in other sources, those of past generations are depicted here, reminding readers that Charleston was primarily a city of family homes where life was enjoyed in the garden. From more

traditional formal designs to surprisingly informal yards, these 19thand 20th-century photographs detail gardening life from bygone eras. Beyond the peninsula, informal country gardens were a small but important part of working farms, and summer cottage yards were intended for recreation and relaxation.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Title: Reading Room

Author: Julie Bookman

Publisher: Charleston Style and Design Magazine

Date: Winter 2009

Historic Charleston Gardens

By T. Hunter McEaddy and Catherine P. McEaddy

(Arcadia, S19.99)

Don't expect to find 200 portraits of gardens in gorgeous bloom. That after all would not be accurate history. Way back then, as now, one's garden might be nothing more than a shabby little spot by the fence. The McEaddys' vintage scenes, which go back more than 120 years, are divided into sections: downtown residential; piazzas; gates, walls and entrances; public spaces and institutions; and beach houses, rural retreats and plantations.

In the last section, a stunning 1940 photograph captures the dripping majesty of the moss-draped live oak lane leading to Oakland Plantation (1740). On the page opposite, three children play with a wheelbarrow on a rough slab of dirt in the early 1900s on Edisto Island. A wealth of contrasting images portrays the complexity of the city's ancestry. A must for Charlestonians.

Title: Reading Room

Author: Julie Bookman

Publisher: Charleston Style and Design Magazine

Date: Winter 2009

Historic Charleston Gardens

By T. Hunter McEaddy and Catherine P. McEaddy

(Arcadia, S19.99)

Don't expect to find 200 portraits of gardens in gorgeous bloom. That after all would not be accurate history. Way back then, as now, one's garden might be nothing more than a shabby little spot by the fence. The McEaddys' vintage scenes, which go back more than 120 years, are divided into sections: downtown residential; piazzas; gates, walls and entrances; public spaces and institutions; and beach houses, rural retreats and plantations.

In the last section. a stunning 1940 photograph captures the dripping majesty of the moss-draped live oak lane leading to Oakland Plantation (1740). On the page opposite, three children play with a wheelbarrow on a rough slab of dirt in the early 1900s on Edisto Island. A wealth of contrasting images portrays the complexity of the city's ancestry. A must for Charlestonians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738552781
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,259,886
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


T. Hunter McEaddy, member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and founder and principal of T. Hunter McEaddy Associates, Inc., received his master's degree from the University of Georgia, School of Environmental Design, in landscape architecture with a concentration in historic preservation. Catherine P. McEaddy, a freelance writer and native of Charleston, holds a master's degree in creative writing from American University and a bachelor's degree in history from Davidson College. This father-daughter team selected photographs from various institutional and government archives, as well as images from the private collections of Charlestonians who have tended these gardens through the years.

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