Talvande Mansion - Swords Gate House

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This very old house, now a private home, was a boarding school for teenage girls in the 1800s. When one of the girls eloped, damaging the school’s reputation, Headmistress Madame Talvande turned the school into a fortress and watched the girls very closely. It is said that she still lingers there, keeping an eye on things. Her apparition has been seen inspecting the bedrooms every night. Also reported has been the spirit of a cavalier walking from the dining room to the game room. Footsteps also have been heard in the house.

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    Geographic Information

    32 Legare Street
    Charleston SC
    United States

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    32.77372671263251, -79.93378327116392
    Charleston County, South Carolina
    Nearest Towns:
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    North Charleston, SC (9.0 mi.)
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