Posts tagged ‘Historic’

Vardry Mill Wheel

Photo by Mike Nice

This round stone is seen by the RiverPlace walkway under the Main Street bridge. More than just a stone, it is thought to be one of the grain grinding wheels from the original Vardry McBee grist mill back in the early 1800’s. Several years ago, it was retrieved from the bottom of the Reedy River and moved under the bridge.

This Old … Church

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This grand building on Townes Street has served as the home of several churches, starting with the Beth Israel Congregation in the early 1900s, and including the Grace Evangelical shown on the sign. It is now undergoing a massive ‘This Old House’ style renovation, which will preserve key building elements and end up as a residence.

Have Wheels, Will Travel

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

The historic Wilkins House has arrived on its permanent lot, now safe from the wrecking balls of progress. At 800 tons, it is the largest building ever moved in South Carolina – the moving rig contains 176 tires. The building was preserved because of its very distinctive architecture, and will be restored to much of the original design. The move was only a few blocks, but took 8 hours. Here are some other views of the move in progress:

Solving a minor issue during the move

Solving a minor issue during the move

Check - Right turn signal on!

Check – Right turn signal on!

Making the turn onto Mills Ave

Making the turn onto Mills Ave