As promised today it is all about sharing a few more pictures from my girlfriend trip to Abbeville, South Carolina. What I didn’t mention yesterday is that we stayed in an adorable Airbnb in Abbeville. Our home for the couple nights that we were there was an adorable historic cottage that had been meticulously updated to include all the modern conveniences. Our host, Lucia, was one of the best hosts I have ever encountered. She was attentive and available and offered some great suggestions of places to eat and things to do and see. If you are ever looking for a place to stay in this area I would love to give you her contact info.
One of the best things was we got to play with her dogs, Daisy and Lily, who were both sweethearts.
We did manage to spend a little time walking around the town a couple of times and I took a lot of pictures of buildings it seems. I came home and looked at my pictures and realized that some of the things I should have taken pictures of I had missed. Oh well.
I felt like the town was really trying to make a comeback. The colorful buildings and signs of construction and renovation were interspersed throughout the downtown area and I am hopeful that some of those venues will be thriving before too long.
We did discover some beautiful churches and one in particular was under a serious looking restoration. I wished I could have gotten inside because it looks to be a truly beautiful work of art. Trinity Episcopal Church boasts an incredible 125 foot steeple as well as beautiful stained glass windows, an amazing pipe organ and more. Thanks to an effort by those who love history and this church Preservation SC and Friends of Trinity Abbeville are working towards restoration of this icon. While we were not able to see it in its glory we can only imagine what the restored building would be like.
I found this short YouTube video which shares a bit about the restoration and what is hoped will happen as a result of the work being done on this aging but beautiful structure.
This town is rich in architectural beauty and perhaps the one thing that I loved most about it. Working together to save historic buildings and promote the beauty of one of a kind buildings is one of the things that makes me happy. Towns that succeed in saving buildings like this are on the right track and I sincerely hope that Trinity Episcopal of Abbeville survives.
Are there buildings in your town that have similar stories? Places where people have banded together to save places that are deteriorating? I would love to hear all about it so please Comment for a Cause for Hospice of The Valley.