How could such a nice antebellum architecture old house have such unfriendly fence toppings? It was the residence of a slave owner, and to keep his hide, he had to protect his fort. One dude used this house as a headquarters during the civil war, at least until the North got the best of him. Then it was used by the North. We stumbled upon this house on a stroll in Charleston South Carolina in fall 2005, after a DOE ASP meeting. This photo was taken by Rahul Zaveri using his cell phone camera. Note also the little door at the bottom of the house.