Dolce Far Niente by Missy Schenck

Dolce Far Niente by Missy Schenck

A Lowndes family history Since the early days of the colony that became known as “The Little Charleston of the Mountains,” the Lowndes family of Charleston was here. Of English descent, they were planters who made their fortunes in sugar and rice and public servants...
Argyle, since 1830 by Missy Schenck

Argyle, since 1830 by Missy Schenck

Seventh in a series on Flat Rock by the Charleston Mercury Recently, my husband, Sandy, and I had the most delightful visit with Alexander Campbell King III, owner of Argyle in Flat Rock, North Carolina. It was Mr. King’s 91st birthday, so we celebrated in social...
The Dam House by Jane Izard

The Dam House by Jane Izard

“Flat Rock was one of the places my grandfather was the happiest,” says Frank Maybank. That grandfather, Dr. Joseph Maybank, along with his wife, owned the Dam House at Highland Lake in Flat Rock. Highland Lake and the Maybank, Rhett and Aiken families have a long...