Sunday, June 9 marks the 107 anniversary of the birth of Philip Simmons…the master ironworker born on Daniel Island and whose legacy stretches from beautiful iron work gracing downtown Charleston to namesake schools in the Cainhoy area.
Here are some links to more information about the man who remains a transformative part of local history.
Philip Simmons, Keeper of the Gate
Philip Simmons standing next to a gate, ca. 1995, Philip Simmons Collection, courtesy of the Avery Research Center.