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An Architectural Eye

In Charleston, architecture lives and breathes as much as any resident, and many of the most iconic and singular forms of this unique built landscape have never graced the face of a postcard. For every meticulously preserved South of Broad single house, there is a reimagined rural retreat that marries modern design with timeless charm. For every Greek revival manse testifying to a tangled history, a restored freedman's cottage or renovated tenement building highlights the city's pivotal shift toward an economic and social order rooted in inclusion. From the prairie-style houses and American foursquares of the upper peninsula, to the revitalized corridors of industry located just beyond, Charleston's expansive aesthetic footprint of diverse man-made structures reflects the experimental and eclectic spirit that has given this area a salty swagger for centuries.

EXPLORE A SNEAK PEEK OF STORIES FROM THE CURRENT, VOL. 3

AULDBRASS

An American icon’s passionate tribute to the Lowcountry’s rugged beauty and singular landscape.

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CHARLESTON'S NAVY YARD

Yard with a View: The untold history of Charleston's Naval Base.

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RAY HUFF

An architect. An educator. A storyteller. The life and times of a modern legend.

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