Lantern Longevity

On my walking tours of scenic and historic #Charleston, we often enter St. Michael’s Anglican Church. The structure is the oldest house of worship in the “Holy City” and whose 186 foot steeple is a wondrous sight day or night. This classic Palladian-style steeple has all the correct vertical parts of its English forerunners – a tower, a belfry, a clock, a lantern and a spire. At night, visitors to the city can see a more dramatic representation of the storied lantern look, and it was lights like this that were lit 24 hours a day in historic times to provide a beacon to overlook the city as well as a guiding point for ships entering Charleston Harbor. <img.src=”Charleston Architecture” alt=”Steeple Lantern”

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