- The Estate
A detailed look at the historic city's architecture and designers
Through extensive use of the Charleston city archives, private papers and letters, primary writings, and secondary sources, Beatrice St. Julien Ravenel provides a detailed examination of the lives and accomplishments of the historic city's builders, engineers, and architects. Included are Robert Mills, famed for designing the Washington Monument, and such favorite Charleston sons as Gabriel Manigault and William Drayton. First published in 1945 by the Carolina Art Association as part of a group of publications on the city's cultural heritage, Architects of Charleston spans the period from Colonial times to the end of the antebellum era. Over one hundred photographs by Carl Julien emphasizes dramatically the architectural details of the structures while providing a pictorial records that parallels the narrative.