Disaster Preparedness & Response workshop - Day 1
With a little re-locating due to the government shutdown, the APTi Disaster Preparedness & Response Workshop kicked off Friday morning downtown at the Landmarks Conservancy. Perhaps a more appropriate location for such a workshop could have been Congress in Washington, but that’s a whole different kind of disaster!
Welcome to the App Lounge!
Not only did we want to support the launch of the new APT Conference app and support attendees in its use, but we also wanted to provide for discussion of other apps that could be useful to the preservation professional. Other potentially useful apps might be for use in the field, in the office, or in general practice and life. The App Lounge was successful in all of these things.
Walking Among the Dead – Charleston’s Urban Graveyard and Rural Cemeteries
After having spent the past two days within the oh-so-pleasant confines of the Francis Merion…. cemeteries! The “Walking Among the Dead” session was just what the doctor ordered. It started out with a quick overview of Charleston history and development as we drove to the Circular Congregational Church graveyard. By the time we got there, I had a sense of the various layers and rings of Charleston, where the old walls stood, and the patterns of growth. A “Cliffs Notes” version, but just right to wet my appetite for my next stay.
Pink House - Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston was established in 1670 along the Ashley River at what is now known as Charles Towne Landing. It was moved to the present location in 1680 because of the mosquitoes and swampy conditions to the location on the peninsula where the bluffs could make good wharfs and the breeze kept the settlers cool and mostly mosquito free. The Grand Modell of Charleston was the blueprint used to build the early walled city.
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