Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Photography Post - Atalaya

Atalaya Castle was built in 1931 on the beach in Murrell's Inlet, SC as the winter home for Archer M. Huntington and his wife Anna Hyatt Huntington. The architecture is Mediterranean and Moorish Revival. The structure itself is 200 x 200 feet containing 30 rooms built around a courtyard.

Mrs. Hunnington was an accomplished sculpture artist. The couple is best known for their establishment of Brookgreen Gardens, the country's first public garden, (which is located directly across Highway 17 from Atalaya).

Upon her death, Atalaya was given to the state of South Carolina and became Huntington State Park.

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