DescriptionSheldon Church has lain in ruin for more than 120 years. Its gable roof, pediment, windows, and interior have disappeared, but the classic simplicity of its design still remains. One of the first Greek-Revival structures built in the United States, Prince William's Parish Church, erected 1745-55, was once one of the most impressive churches in the Province. During the Revolution, the Patriots are believed to have stored gun powder in it. In 1779, when the British General Augustine Prevost invaded the Lowcountry, the church was burned by a detachment which according to tradition, was commanded by the flamboyant local Tory, Andrew Deveaux. Rebuilt in 1826, the church was again burned by Sherman's men in 1865. The ruins are nevertheless a picturesque site from which the visitor can visualize the grandeur of the pre-Revolutionary church.
Dustin K Ryan, Charleston SC Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Born in Portland Oregon in 1977 Dustin grew up in the lush Columbia River Gorge where film and photography became a passion and way to express his artistic talents. An avid sailor, surfer, and nature lover, Dustin moved to Hawaii in 1998 and resided on the islands of Kauai and Maui for 8 years. Now living in Charleston South Carolina, Dustin enjoys the Lowcountry lifestyle and the amazing variety of activities and photo opportunities in the area. Dustin uses all Canon digital bodies and lenses for the best image quality. All images are copyright and available for purchase at Imagekind or localy by contacting Dustin directly. Available for hire, starting $500 per assignment.