Grindal Shoals is the site of a Colonial ghost town built near a shallow ford on the Pacolet River in what is now Union and Cherokee Counties. The town existed here because a slab of granite, virtually impervious to the Continue reading →
Fort Freemont, an abandoned US Military installation in Beaufort County, is perhaps my favorite 20th century ruin in the SC Lowcountry. Now a part of Fort Fremont Preserve owned by the Beaufort County Rural and Critical Lands Program, no period Continue reading →
If you haven’t noticed, old church buildings are a favorite subject here at PBS. Following nearly a century of use the Bethel AME sanctuary near downtown Laurens has been abandoned since 1998. The building is in such bad shape it Continue reading →
The Shamrock Hotel in Blackville was built in the early 1900′s and operated until the mid 1960′s, with store on the ground floor operating for a few years later. Please excuse the rain-splashed lens… these shots were snapped between scattered Continue reading →
The six lonely cylindrical cisterns being consumed by a young forest are the most visible, intact evidence of the Shivar Springs Bottling Company in Fairfield County . These cisterns are a group of very large stuccoed stone containers with concrete Continue reading →
The Paul Hamilton House, locally referred to as the Brick House Ruin or Ruins, is an impressive ruin of a plantation house on Edisto Island.
Just outside of Gaffney, S.C. lies an abandoned partially-constructed Nuclear Power Plant, also former resting place of the “DeepCore” movie set for James Cameron’s The Abyss.
My first job after graduating high school was co-managing a 50-year-old drive in in rural Virginia with my wife Diana, an experience that instilled an affinity for old outdoor theaters in both of us. Located on Highway 63, the Continue reading →
Thanks to its swampside location on the Congaree River, William T. Sherman and one of the worst floods in state history, the town of Kingville was destined to disappear. All that’s left of this bustling railroad town that once supported Continue reading →
This interesting facade in Cypress Gardens near Goose Creek looks like it fits right in with many of the centuries-old church ruins across the Carolina Lowcountry, but it’s less than 15 years old! Seems colonist Mel Gibson built this 18th Continue reading →