"If you are walking in Charleston, you are walking on someone's grave."--Sue Bennett, Charleston tour guide

Friday, August 30, 2019

Types of Grave Markers

This Prezi shows the large variety of grave markers that can be seen at Charleston area graveyards and cemeteries.  If you cannot view this presentation, the link is here.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Welcome Fall 2019 "Gravetrotters"!

RSS 138 is an excellent room for my class! 
Tonight we are having our first College of Charleston FYE "Beyond the Grave" class here in the Robert Scott Small Building.

What a great group of freshmen I have! Of the 20 students, 16 are female and four are male. Twelve hail from the Palmetto State (that's South Carolina to you unfamiliar with that nickname).

The other students are from Ohio, Maryland, Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida and Washington, D.C.

The students' planned majors are across the academic spectrum. It's nice to see a few historic preservation students. They should get a lot out of the class.

I'm looking forward to a great semester with these young people!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Charleston's Downtown Churches With Graveyards

Each of these 14 churches and one synagogue has a graveyard next to it with the exception of the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) synagogue, which has its Jewish cemetery blocks away.

Here are the addresses of each house of worship.  They are listed in the order that we will walk to them during an upcoming class.

Second Presbyterian                          342 Meeting St. 
St. Mary Catholic                              95 Hasell St.
KKBE Synagogue                             90 Hasell St. 
St. Philip's Episcopal                        142 Church St.
French Huguenot                             136 Church St. 
First Baptist                                      61 Church St.  (due to renovations, not on the tour)
First Scots Presbyterian                   53 Meeting St. 
St. Michael's Episcopal                   71 Broad St. 
Circular Congregational                  150 Meeting St. 
Charleston Unitarian                        4 Archdale St.
St. John's Lutheran                           5 Clifford St. 

There are three churches pictured above that will not be among those selected for the team projects. This is because we will visit these three as a class and have individual assignments per our visits.  The three churches are:
Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul (Anglican)                126 Coming St. 
St. Patrick's Catholic Church                                                         134 St. Philip St. 
Bethel United Methodist Church                                                    57 Pitt St.