MDI Docents at Preservation Society Tour of Homes

November 16, 2015
39th Annual Fall Tour of Homes

Last month, the MDI team served as volunteer docents at the Preservation Society of Charleston‘s 30th Annual Fall Tour of Homes.

Tour of Homes


“Volunteering our team for the afternoon was a way that we could give back to the community in a way that means a lot to us. We love seeing so many visitors coming to Charleston to see these wonderful homes.”

Every Fall the Preservation Society of Charleston offers tours of some of the nation’s most exceptional private historic homes. The team volunteered at 14 1/2 Murray Boulevard – a home with a fascinating history, and filled with fabulous finds from the owner’s world travels.

Tour of Homes
14 1/2 Murray Boulevard, Charleston SC

14½ Murray Boulevard was originally constructed on East Bay Street on the site of the Hazel Parker Playground  and moved to this location in the 1930s.   In 1942 the couple the inherited the house established playground and nursery school on the site then in 1943 they expanded the house to two rooms.  The South Battery Nursery School serves Charleston for 12 years. Over 600 trust onions, including Mayor Joe Reilly attended school here.  The current owners bought the property in 2006 and added the front and back gardens.

The Preservation Society of Charleston’s annual Fall Tour of Homes are a wonderful way to learn about early American history and enjoy the ambiance of Charleston living. Learn more about the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Fall Tour of Homes and make your plans for next year!