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6:58 am on Wednesday November 16, 2011

Grandson of blacksmith Philip Simmons helping Charleston connect with Gullah roots

Ade Ofunniyin, the grandson of Charleston's late and legendary blacksmith Philip Simmons, has returned to Charleston and has launched a couple initiatives to help strengthen Charleston's Gullah ties — but it's not been all smooth sailing. The ...
8:13 am on Monday August 16, 2010

New museum honors the life of Charleston's most celebrated blacksmith

Image by Philip Simmons Foundation Gates hand-forged by Philip Simmons.The memory of Charleston's most celebrated blacksmith, Philip Simmons, lives on in his famous wrought iron masterpieces throughout the world, and now, in a brand new museum...
6:12 am on Sunday June 28, 2009

Hundreds turn out for artisans' wake, more expected at funeral (updated)

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20090628-ribbon.jpg One of many white ribbons tied to ironwork in the city as a tribute to Simmons. Update June 28: The Post and Courier went to the service and share a decent story and photo gallery. First...
5:22 am on Wednesday June 24, 2009

Legendary iron worker Philip Simmons passes away (updated)

Image by The Philip Simmons FoundationImage by 20090623-iron.jpg Update at the bottom. Philip Simmons, Charleston's most celebrated blacksmith passed away Monday night, June 22. He was 97. Simmon's wrought iron work can be seen all over the...