Article by Bridget Vanatta and photography by Julia Lynn.
"Three times a day, groups of tourists on Segways come rolling through the oak-lined Old Village, pausing in front of the historical Hibben House. As they take in the circa-1755 manse’s grand cornice- and column-adorned façade, their guide dispenses snippets of the home’s past. And there’s certainly no shortage of history to draw from. The oldest surviving structure in Mount Pleasant, it has housed luminaries such as General William Moultrie, who was held captive here by the British during the Revolutionary War, and indigo pioneer Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who moved to the bluff overlooking Charleston Harbor in 1759, seeking fresh air for her ailing husband. (The abode may have once been considered a health retreat.) Often, tour-goers also catch glimpses of modern life in action: current residents Shannon Brown Wood and David Wood unloading their groceries, perhaps, or their daughters—Madelyn, age 10, and Avery, age six—playing with their goldendoodle, Scipio, on the lawn...."
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