|Strawberry Chapel, side and rear|
Over the years, I've noticed the addition of floodlights and surveillance cameras to the churchyard. Because of the worsening vandalism, the caretakers have felt the need to exclude casual visitors. Stories have surfaced of people being asked to leave by caretakers, and a friend’s brother was actually arrested for trespassing. Another friend and I visited one day but weren’t challenged—I hope because we were careful to treat the property with respect.
Despite its long standing as a historic site open to the public, most informational sites online now state that the chapel and churchyard are private property and trespassing will not be tolerated. I'm presuming that permission could be obtained to explore the site for research.
|Sunset on the Cooper River|
Except for the chapel building, everything else is only a memory.
|Playing in the field that was Childsbury|
My thanks to the photography talents of Kimberli Buffaloe, and my daughter Breanna McNear.