Yesterday I showed you some of the beautiful old homes of Charleston, SC, and today I want to show you the heart of downtown Charleston, commonly referred to as the Four Corners of the Law. The name took hold because it was said that federal, state, local and ecclesiastical law were all represented at this intersection of Meeting and Broad Streets by these buildings:
1. Southeast corner – St. Michael’s Episcopal Church was constructed between 1752 and 1761. Two signers of the United States Constitution, John Rutledge and Charles Cotesworth, are buried in its churchyard.
2. Northeast corner – Charleston City Hall was built between 1800 and 1804.
3. Northwest corner – Charleston County Court House was originally constructed in 1753 as South Carolina’s provincial capitol and was rebuilt in 1792 for use as a courthouse.
4. Southwest corner – The United States Post Office which was built in 1896 and the Federal Courthouse.
Standing at this intersection, I was in complete awe of the beauty of the architecture around me, and once again my camera worked overtime. I really hope I have the chance to visit Charleston again one day because I feel like there is still so much to see and explore!