One-of-A-Kind Tours

Managing Change in the Historic District: A Tour Highlighting Infill Architecture in Charleston's Historic District  [T01]

Tuesday, October 2, 2:30–4:30

Fees: APT Conference registrants–$35  PTN IPTW registrants–$85  Includes: snack, materials
Capacity: 25 **THIS TOUR IS FULL**
Transportation: Walking, meet at Francis Marion Hotel
Dress Code: Casual with sturdy walking shoes
Handicapped Accessibility: Limited
Continuing Education: No

Tour:
Join this two-hour walking tour of the oldest local historic district in the United States. We'll begin with an overview of the issues related to design review in the historic district of downtown Charleston and a discussion of the 2008 Preservation Plan and how it serves as a guide for compatible new construction. The walking tour will examine infill projects along the revitalized commercial corridor of upper King Street, two larger residential infill developments in the adjacent neighborhood, and larger-scale institutional buildings on Calhoun Street. These projects will highlight the challenges inherent to any debate concerning appropriateness, style and context.

Guide/Coordinator:

  • Winslow Hastie, Director of Preservation & Museums, Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, SC, USA

Guides:

  • Ruth Todd, Principal, Page & Turnbull, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Valerie Perry, Associate Director of Museums, Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, SC, USA

 

Charleston, the City that We Guard:  An Insider’s Tour of Charleston’s Historic District  [T02]

Tuesday, October 2, 2:30–4:30

Fees: APT Conference registrants–$75  PTN IPTW registrants–$125  Includes: snack, materials
Capacity: 25 **THIS TOUR IS FULL**
Transportation: Walking, meet at Francis Marion Hotel
Dress Code: Casual with sturdy walking shoes
Handicapped Accessibility: Limited
Continuing Education: No

Tour:
Join this two-hour walking tour of the lower peninsula that aims to relate Charleston’s architecture and urban form to the singularity of its history and culture. The guide will describe how the development of the city over time has reflected the desires of its ruling classes and the accommodation of everyone else to those desires, as well as show how you can distinguish between Charleston myth and reality.

Guide/Coordinator:

  • Robert Russell, PhD, Director of the Masters Program in Historic Preservation, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C, USA
  • Guide:  Sarah Fick, Historic Preservation Consultant, Charleston, SC

 

Auldbrass:  A Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southern Plantation [T03]

Wednesday, October 3, 8:00–5:00

Fees: APT Conference registrants–$185  PTN IPTW registrants–$235  Includes: admission fees, breakfast, lunch, transportation, materials
Capacity: 25
Transportation: Tour bus, departing from Francis Marion Hotel
Dress Code: Casual with sturdy walking shoes
Handicapped Accessibility: Limited
Continuing Education: No

Tour:
Get a rare glimpse inside the only southern plantation designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which is rarely open to the public. The earliest records from the original farm in Beaufort County, SC, are dated to 1736. An industrial engineer, C. Leigh Stevens, reorganized the Savannah River Lumber Company, and as a fee for his services, the company gave him several tracts of land including the farm. He then commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the main house, stable complex, and kennels between 1940 and 1951, based on Mr. Stevens’ need for a kennel for his 40 dogs, stables for his 15 mules and horses, stalls for his five dairy cows and coops for his 500 chickens. He wanted a guesthouse that was large and a main house that was small—only two bedrooms. The plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and Historic Charleston Foundation holds an exterior easement on the property.

You will enjoy lunch Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Beaufort, SC. Originally known as Church of Prince William’s Parish, Sheldon Church was built between 1745 and 1755. It was burned by the British Army in 1779, rebuilt in 1826, and burned by the Federal Army during the Civil War in 1865. 

Guide/Coordinator:

  • Scott McNair, Auldbrass Plantation Manager, Yemassee, SC, USA

 

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