This is a continuation of exploring the old Charleston manor homes workers quarters. Click here to view the first article Living Quarters / Enslaved And Servants (1).
This second set of photographs were taken from inside various rooms, living areas, and a central room with a fire place.
I believe only one room had any outside window. If there were windows they were open to the hall running down the side of the building.
I don’t know when the rooms stopped being occupied. I’m sure it was well after our civil war. The old family homes were still in use and required servants after slavery was abolished. How that worked I don’t know. Most of the once wealthy families lost their plantation lands and money.
Aiken-Rhett house, Charleston, South Carolina.
7 thoughts on “Living Quarters / Enslaved And Servants (2)”
Thank you. 😁. I think it’s very impressive how the back courtyard buildings have been preserved as they originally were for all these years. The main house is also in that state.
Change was necessary
Nice work here Ted.
Thank you, greatly appreciated 👍. The history and locations in Charleston are still here, not a parking lot…yet.
“They take paradise and put up a parking lot.”