Explore the Beautiful Ruins of Atalaya in South Carolina

04/23/2015 02:51 pm ET | Updated Jun 23, 2015

By Geoff Montes

Atalaya Castle is a unique example of Moorish architecture infused with American craftsmanship.

In the Spring 2015 issue of Preservation magazine, Logan Ward takes readers on a road trip down South Carolina's Grand Strand, where Myrtle Beach is located. Along the way he visits the ruins of Atalaya in Murrells Inlet, an 80-year-old castle part of Huntington State Park with a vibrant history of art and culture.

Today, Atalaya hosts an annual arts festival in September, drawing fine artisans and aficionados from around the country. Here, we take a fresh look at the estate with more photos by Jody Horton from our feature story.