Double Avenue Of Oaks At Heyward Plantation | History of SC Slide Collection

Double Avenue Of Oaks At Heyward Plantation

South Carolina became famous for the beauty of the avenues of live oak trees leading up to the mansion house. One of the most noted was the double avenue of oaks at Heyward Plantation, in Bluffton, photographed here around 1930. Part of the landscape architecture of the early 19th century, these rural tree-shaded approaches were mimicked a century later in the "City Beautiful" movement when new suburbs planted double rows of shade trees along city streets

Courtesy of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina.