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Urbanism in Charleston: house, porch, and garden

Renee Chow describes Charleston's (South Carolina) historic urban fabric as follows: "The alternation of houses and gardens gives one the impression of being in both a densely built neighborhood and an extended garden." The porch and garden are typically located with a south or west orientation. A door separates the sidewalk from the porch but a transparent gate or low wall allows a view of the porch and garden. Recently I was in Charleston and remembering Chow's elegant description photographed two houses with gardens. Photographs by local Ecology ( Quote from Renee Chow (2002) Suburban Space