38th Annual Fall Tour of Homes
During the month of October, friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you to tour the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exquisite historic homes as part of the 38th annual Fall Tour of Homes. This is a rare opportunity to admire the special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. The Preservation Society invites you to discover the stories of these magnificent residences and the people who have lived in them for centuries and learn why visitors from all over the world are still drawn to this special place today. Over the centuries, Charleston has survived war, fires, and demolition, but the Holy City has never been more beautiful.
48 Hasell Street | ST. JOHANNES LUTHERAN CHURCH
CIRCA 1841 Originally built for German immigrants who broke away from St. John’s Lutheran Church on Archdale Street, this church was sold 30 years later to the Salem Baptist Church .Its original congregation moved to a new edifice now known as St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
24 Wentworth Street | FRANCIS Q. MCHUGH TENEMENT
CIRCA 1840 Like so many other residences in this neighborhood, this property was built after the Great Fire of 1838. Francis McHugh used the slightly larger western half as his personal residence while renting out the eastern unit. It became a single family residence in 1969 when its common wall was removed.