Endless Beauty of Rutledge Avenue (Calhoun to Broad), Charleston, SC – Let’s Take a Walk Together

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

Attention on the peninsula of Charleston, South Carolina can often be difficult to get because there are so many signs of ageless beauty.? From spectacular architecture, to the rainbow of colors, Charleston offers a fruitful stimulus of the senses.? As we burst into springtime, we can all but smile as the blossoming flowers spread their petals and illuminate this city.

The homes are a vital part of our ambiance and their attention to detail, charm and uniqueness offer locals and tourists a walking tour of pleasure.? One stretch that offers an abundance of charm is Rutledge Avenue.? With historic 94 Rutledge, Cannon Park, Colonial Lake and the spectacle of homes and businesses, this stretch of road from Calhoun Street to Broad Street, is a walking parade of elegance and warmth.

Take a walk with us (wear something comfortable and bring a camera).? This is one mini parade of homes you do not want to miss.

94 Rutledge Avenue

94 Rutledge, the former home of Isaac Jenkins Mikell (I. Jenkins Mikell House) built in circa 1854 has been placed by The Preservation Society of Charleston

Pillars of Cannon Park

The pillars of Cannon Park are the remains of a convention center built in 1899.? In October 1981, a fire destroyed the building leaving the pillars behind.? Today, this beauty park is home to dog walking, yoga, picnics, weddings and festivals.

Cannon Park from the view on the pillar platform.

 

Quaint Postal Mailbox in the heart of the garden
Belvedere Home
Belvedere Home

 

Benches in the newly renovated Colonial Lake Park
Benches in the newly renovated Colonial Lake Park

 

Beautiful awning over the front entranceway
Beautiful awning over the front entrance way

 

Gorgeous Southern front porch with fans and rockers
Gorgeous Southern front porch with fans and rockers

 

Difficult to not want to smell the flowers reaching out through the fence.
Difficult to not want to smell the flowers reaching out through the fence.

 

One must admire the unique architectural designs of the homes
One must admire the unique architectural designs of the homes

 

Fences covered in foliage and trees giving off an ominous feel.
Fences covered in foliage and trees giving off an ominous feel.

 

This home offers a haunting and welcoming feel.
This home offers a haunting and welcoming feel.

 

Charming entrance way
Charming entrance way.

 

A very colonial feel
A very colonial feel.

 

Pineapple decor a part of all things Charleston.
Pineapple decor a part of all things Charleston.