Thigh Tile House – Charleston, South Carolina
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This picture of a historic house in downtown Charleston was taken by Diane Yale-Peabody of Amherst, Ohio. Diane describes her photo: “Charleston’s quiet back streets are a haven away from the crowded tourist haunts. Historic public buildings and residences are each unique, but the pink stucco house pictured here has a special story. Notice the concave shaped tiles. They are called ‘thigh tiles’ because each clay tile was shaped over a male worker’s thighs to give them a uniform shape.”
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