For the record, Doug Scott a local mason to Charleston for over 25 years, had a hand in all this!
The history of Charleston, South Carolina is one of the longest and most diverse of any community in the United States, spanning hundreds of years of physical settlement beginning in 1670 through modern times.
After Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630-1685) was restored to the British throne following Oliver Cromwell’s Protectorate, he granted the chartered Carolina territory to eight of his loyal friends, known as the Lords Proprietors, in 1663. It took seven years before the Lords could arrange for settlement, the first being that of Charles Town. The community was established by English settlers in 1670 on the west bank of the Ashley River, a few miles northwest of the present city. It was soon chosen by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, one of the Lords Proprietors, to become a “great port towne”, a destiny which the city fulfilled.
Need Ecologic™ Natural Hydraulic Lime Mortar ?
You can get LimeWorks.us Ecologic™ Mortar for historic mortar simulation in the Charleston, South Carolina area at Hughes Supply. Phone 843-577-6671.
Ed Burn, President
82 Mary Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Serving Charleston since 1888. Note- Left of Ed is the sample Mortar Kit display containing the 16 cured strips of Ecologic™ Lime Mortar. These mortars contain no Portland Cement and are ready for repointing historic masonry. Just add water. Kit cost $30 (at the time of writing).
The bedding mortar, simulated by DGM 100, is a buff shade. The pointing mortar is very white in the center and has only become an off-white shade from reacting with the atmosphere over time.
This brick wall can be found just outside Randolph Hall at Charleston College along St. Phillips Street.This brick wall can be found just outside Randolph Hall at Charleston College along St. Phillips Street.
Ecologic™ Mortar DGM 100 simulates the color of the original bedding mortar found at this brick wall in Charleston, South Carolina. The wall can also be found just outside Randolph Hall at Charleston College along St. Phillips Street. Note that DGM 100 could be modified with 2 lbs of screened oyster shell bits to more closely simulate the original mortar texture.
The original bright white pointing mortar is simulated by the Ecologic™ Mortar strip found in the LimeWorks.us Mortar Kit of 16 cured strips. It is comprised of one part NHL 2 and 1 part marble sand.
Ecologic™ Mortar DGM SCG (Standard Construction Grade-Non-pigmented) “G” for granular or “coarse” sand.
Blend used simulates the color of the original pointing mortar after is has reacted with the atmosphere and has developed an off-white patina.
This cured sample strip found in the LimeWorks.US Mortar Kit of 16 cured strips shows a blend of 25% DGM 100, 75% DGM 050 and 2 lbs of screened oyster shell bits.
The brownstone wall cap at the College of Charleston just out Randolph Hall had exfoliating Brownstone which was similar to our Lithomex Stone Patching Material code #EMEXST0035.
Located at 329 E. Bay Street. The Philip Gadsden House. Ecologic™ Mortar DGM SCG (Standard Construction Grade-Non-pigmented) “G” for granular or “coarse” sand.
Blend used simulates the color of the original
pointing mortar after is has reacted with the atmosphere and has
developed an off-white patina.
The original bright white pointing mortar is simulated by the Ecologic™ Mortar strip found in the LimeWorks.us Mortar Kit of 16 cured strips. It is comprised of one part NHL 2 and 1 parts marble sand.
The joint style is regionally known as a “Beaked joint”.
Samples of LimeWorks.us stock lime paint colors. These were observations made using the stock lime paint Swatch fan deck to demonstrate that a color may suffice directly from the pallet. Custom colors may also be obtained by sending us a sample of a Benjamin Moore sample card and corresponding color code.
317 East Bay Street. The Dupre’ House. Lime Paint color #342
81 East Bay Street. Green Lime Paint Color #346, Blue Lime Paint Color #343
79 East Bay Street. Green Lime Paint Color #346
4 Legare Street. Lime Paint #350
21 ½ Legare. Beaded joint profile with various concentrations of DGM 300. Here cut at 50% with SCG Non-pigmented Ecologic™ Mortar.
21 ½ Legare. Full strength DGM 300 Ecologic™ Mortar.
21 ½ Legare. Side of the building has a bedding mortar similar to the hue of DGM 100 Ecologic™ Mortar.
21 ½ Legare. Side of the building has a pointing mortar similar to the hue of DGM SCG “G” Ecologic™ Mortar.
16 Meeting Street.
Beaded joint profile with various concentrations of DGM BLACK Ecologic™ Mortar.
Again, 16 Meeting Street.
South End Brewery, 161 East Bay Street. Originally a beaded joint profile as discovered at the protected area under an eave. A simulation is DGM BLACK Ecologic™ Mortar.
The beaded joint profile was discovered at the protected area under an eave. This is a clue to the architect’s original intent in the design and color scheme of this beautiful historic building.
South End Brewery. Under sills an original red mortar could be simulated using DGM RED Ecologic™ Mortar.
The repressed yellow brick may originally have had a mortar similar to the color of the brick.
“Nou pa bezwen mare bouch bèf la pou enpoze l’ manje lè l’ap vire moulen pou kraze ble pou nou.”
Deteronòm 25:4 No man, we did not!
Photo of Andy deGruchy and Douglas Scott of Summerville at the South End Brewery.
The Angel Oak in the land of Ophrah.
“The Angel of the LORD came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites.”
Life is old here.
The +1500 year old Angel Oak Tree off Bohicket Road, John’s Island just outside Charleston, South Carolina.