Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
“We donít own any land and we donít own any house. God has given it to us in trust, to make into something better during our lifetime.” – Ferdinanda Waring, upon selling this property to the state.
Ferdinanda Legare Waring transformed Old Towne Plantation into a place of magnificent beauty. She inherited a portion of Old Town and bought out family members by the late 1930s. Employees from her flower business and egg farm helped her cultivate the beautiful informal gardens surrounding her home. Ferdinandaís vision and stewardship protected this property and made todayís public trust, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, possible.
Location. 32° 48.2′ N, 79° 59.139′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Old Town Plantation Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the History Trail at Charles Towne Landing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston SC 29407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Search Goes On (a few steps from this marker); 300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Charles Towne (within shouting distance of this marker); Stained Dirt?! Ghost Structure (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Temporary Home? (about 300 feet away); Hints of Slave Row (about 300 feet away); Buildings “All of Wood”? (about 400 feet away); Seeking, Wealth, Sowing Servitude (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. The left of the marker features a photograph, courtesy of the Post and Courier, of Ferdinanda Legare Waring, taken near the site of the marker. It has a caption of “In 1981, 40 year after planting the avenue, Ferdinandaís oaks provided her shade, pleasure and satisfaction. Todayís avenue is even more spectacular.”
The lower right of the marker contains a photo of the Legare-Waring House with the caption “It is clear from this 1930s photo, Ferdinanda had a lot of work ahead restoring the deteriorating structure. The land was overgrown, and goats were living in this, her grandparentsí cottage.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.