The Four Corners of the Law

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.

Four Corners 1


Four corners 2

2.  Northeast corner – Charleston City Hall was built between 1800 and 1804.

Four corners 3

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.

Four corners 4

4.  Southwest corner – The United States Post Office which was built in 1896 and the Federal Courthouse.

Four corners 5

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!

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10 Responses to The Four Corners of the Law

  1. Northern Narratives says:

    Wow, all the building are white 🙂

  2. At that intersection they are, you’re right, but you should see some of the other areas of Charleston. I have never seen such colorful houses before. They even have one street where the houses are famously known as Rainbow Row because they are all painted different pastel colours!

  3. munchow says:

    That is a handful of beautiful picture you have so well captured. I know nothing about Charleston, but it looks like a lovely place. Thank you for showing me the city. And Merry Christmas to you!

  4. ladyfi says:

    What beautiful buildings!

  5. xandreverkes says:

    Lovely!!! I would love to visit there someday!!!! Looks like a place worthy of its appreciation!!! 🙂 **

  6. TBM says:

    I need to go there!

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