Carolopolis - living in the City
Many of the Charleston homes, especially South of Broad, stand tall and proud and boast history and charm. Some of these homes date back to the 1700's, and on many residences one can find a round black and gold plague. This is called the "Carolopolis" plaque. This award is given to owners who make an exceptional effort to preserving history of the interior and exterior of their property.
Many of Charleston's oldest homes have the round Carolopolis plate nailed near the front door. The Preservation Society of Charleston gives these awards out annually to a few selected owners of homes. The award recognizes the property's historic background, preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation.
The word Carolopolis comes from the Latin word "Carolus" which means Charles and the Greek word "polis", which means City. The two words come together as "Carolopolis". The Latin words were combined as Charleston's architecture is recognized as a combination of both Roman and Greek design. The round medallion shows the year it was awarded and also the Latin phrase "Condita A.D 1670" (Anno Domini), which translates to "Established in the year of our Lord, 1670".
I encourage you to walk around in the old part of the City and discover history, fabulous homes, gardens, museum and galleries http://www.agentowned.com/blog/the-bling-of-charleston-the-arts . Even if one feels one has been in the City numerous times and seen it all, there is always something new to discover.
And you might find that you desire to live right d'town, to enjoy the flair and hussle and buzzle of life d'town, the sound of music in the air, the street performers, the life on sidewalks, the sound of the hoofs of the carriage horses, the laughters coming from cafes, and the sound of birds and playing children in the parks.
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