If you wish to start from the beginning…
The first in the series, The journey begins, appeared in the March 2019 issue. Here’s an excerpt: Having lived in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville during his adult life, Fitzpatrick knew South Carolina’s history through the lens of big cities. But the towns and districts he’d passed traveling from one city to the next never registered with him…until now.”
The second in the series, The road to Prosperity, appeared in the April 2019 issue. Here’s an excerpt: “Our work is not about the monumental architecture,” states Bedenbaugh. “It’s about the monumental stories. History is a man-made thing. It’s about the human experience.”
Our Photo Gallery features images of just a few of South Carolina’s at-risk rural Sacred Space. All images were taken by author/photographer Bill Fitzpatrick. These images are used here with permission.
We need your help
You can help save South Carolina’s endangered rural churches and temples. Visit Preservation South Carolina to make a contribution. Or click here to check out author/photographer Bill Fitzpatrick’s book tour schedule, or to order your copy of “South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces: Seventy Churches and Temples that Helped Shape the State’s History and Culture.”