Taveau’s history unique among rural churches

“One of the most significant aspects of this church is its balcony that was taken from Strawberry Chapel and donated to Taveau in the 20th century,” stated Michael Bedenbaugh, executive director of Preservation S.C. “Strawberry Chapel and Taveau Church are inextricably connected. I believe the preservation of both is vitally important to this region.”

Patra Taylor’s series on South Carolina’s endangered rural churches continues with a feature story about Berkeley County’s Taveau Church. Continue reading “Taveau’s history unique among rural churches”

The road to Prosperity

“History is a man-made thing. It’s about the human experience. It’s about how our own consciousness connects with a structure and imbeds there.”

Sacred Spaces

The Road to Prosperity is the second in a series by Patra Taylor about Preservation South Carolina’s efforts to save the state’s rural historic churches and temples.

If you missed the first in the series, read it now.

The journey begins

Continue reading “The road to Prosperity”

The journey begins

If Fitzpatrick was the flame that ignited the Sacred Spaces Project, then Bedenbaugh is the jet fuel needed to move it forward. Fitzpatrick’s initial hope was to raise enough money to save two or three sacred spaces. Bedenbaugh hopes to save them all.

Sacred Spaces

The Journey Begins is the first in a series by Patra Taylor about Preservation South Carolina’s efforts to save the state’s rural historic churches and temples.

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. Continue reading “The journey begins”