A few weeks ago, I was giving my Best of Historic Charleston walking tour to a group of visitors and noticed on Stoll’s Alley that one of my favorite wrought iron gates, created by famed iron worker Philip Simmons, had gotten a face lift of sorts. In a way, I couldn’t help but miss the rusty appearance in which I first glimpsed the creation a few years back. And, its shiny, black coat of paint reminded me that Mr. Simmons said that his gates, fences, etc. should be painted WHITE. It then got me thinking how different the landscape of Historic Downtown Charleston would look if his 500+ works scattered around town, were indeed, painted white.