Built around the 1820’s this is an example of a Lowcountry ‘High House’. There are not many left around here.
The idea is simple, all through the Lowcountry it is wet and damp. As a planters house the owners knew the value of getting above the ground. In the early 1800’s this would have been a significant expense.
The home has been complete renovated and is now a historic site in Walterboro, South Carolina. The town is just outside Charleston and a place we like to explore on a quiet Sunday morning.
These are a few random photographs taken a few days ago while at the Middleton Plantation.
They are part of the ‘juggling act’ of trying to capture the blooming azaleas and avoid any large crowds.
Above is the original chapel looking over a retaining pond.
A back view of the south side of the house.
The two above are different views of the mill.
This final view is the end of a retaining pond behind the old house. Look close along the closer waters edge, two Alligators napping.
To sum things up; always a nice walk when alone, flowers just not ready. Another quick trip in the near future, which is also closer to Easter weekend. I can assure you I will not be milling around the weekend.