Saturday, October 31, 2009

Charleston, SC: School of the Building Arts

Today I visited Charleston, South Carolina and snooped around the School of the Building Arts, all spooked out for Halloween. Not much to be done to transform this school, the Old City Jail, into a bona fide Haunted House. I did not get to experience the Haunted House they had on, but admired from behind the four-foot thick brick walls, barred windows, and iron gates. An ancient paddy wagon in the yard was surrounded by the students' building projects in timber framing, masonry, stone-laying, even a kiln.

This issue of PRESERVATION magazine sparked my interest a few months ago. More about the American College of Building Arts in Charleston, SC.

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