2021 Fall Tour Volunteers

October 16, 2021 (Saturday) Church Street Piazzas and Gardens Tour

Guests will visit 4-6 private Piazzas and Gardens. No interiors are included. 

Church Street was established as one of the original streets in the Grand Modell, the earliest plan for the city created in 1672. Named for the new Saint Philip's Church and located in the center of the walled city, this street extended from the city's northern boundary at present-day Cumberland Street to its southern limits at Vanderhorst Creek. In 1739, a bridge was constructed across Vanderhorst Creek to connect Church Street to the end of the Peninsula. This extension was known as Church Street Continued. Vanderhorst Creek was later in-filled to create Water Street. In the relatively prosperous 1920s, Church Street became the epicenter of the Charleston Renaissance, an artistic movement that celebrated the culture of the city. Writers, artists, landscape designers, and early preservationists crowded into this neighborhood and helped to revitalize its buildings. Alfred Hutty, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Loutrel Briggs, and Dubose Heyward all called these few blocks home. Susan Pringle Frost, real estate agent and founding member of the Preservation Society of Charleston, focused her earliest preservation efforts in this vicinity. Working tirelessly to return the neighborhood to its past grandeur, Frost successfully sparked the preservation movement that continues to save and restore so many of the city's structures. Church Street today provides a dense concentration of 18th and 19th century architecture and remains a testament to the earliest preservation efforts in the city.



Date: 10/16/2021 (Sat.)

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

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Created by:   Preservation Society of Charleston
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Available Slot

Tour Chair

Supervise all volunteers for the entire tour

Skip Edmonds

Senior Docent (6)

Supervise all volunteers at a single property

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Cheri Demarchi
lee kamman
Melanie Zimmerman
Christine Wilson
Jayne Larion
Diane Rice

House Docent (22)

Describe important aspects of the home and piazza to visitors

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Leslie Morris
Lois Stoltz
Emily Reyna
Stephanie Sorensen
Ann Marie Dolan
Cathy Mooney
Laura Horlbeck
Kathi Hurt

Garden Docent (7)

Describe the garden to visitors

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Annette Kibler
Benjamin Martin
Pat Myrick

Street Marshal (2)

Direct guests to open properties

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Elizabeth Ray
Caroline Barnes

At-Large Docents (2)

Assist the Tour Chair as needed

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stacy andrews
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