I’m not sure these pieces even fit together. There was a wrought iron fence though. The marsh is pretty close so it might not matter too much longer.
Palm trees, a marsh, and of course a pyramid mausoleum.
Maybe the best B&W, Monochrome, photography subjects you can find. We visit the various grounds whenever we can and find all new ways to shoot ea h time.
This is the time of year for a camp meeting, revivals. A great time to stop by.
The grounds here have 99 tents (cabins) built around an open sided tabernacle. This is private property, be respectful and people are happy to stop by and chat.
Indian Fields, South Carolina.
Prior to 1850 this small building was a spring house. When repaired it was turned into a chapel for a plantation.
In 1865 most of Middleton Plantation was burned by the 56th New York Regiment marching towards Charleston. The chapel remained.
Middleton Plantation, South Carolina.
The main plantation house at Magnolia Plantation.
I believe the current building dates to the 1870’s. The previous house was burned, along with neighboring Runnymede Plantation, and Middleton by federal troops as they past the Charleston ‘Plantation Row’. Drayton Hall, 5 miles up the row (Ashley River) was ignored due to Yellow Fever being active in the house (or someone smart enough to fly the yellow warning flags out front).
A thought; hardly any plantations look like what we have been shown in the movies for years. The old Hampton Plantation (Santee Delta, SC) comes close. Forest Gump was filmed in several local plantations that come close.
Truth is most plantations either had no buildings being just big rice/cotton fields, or the homes were made of clay bricks. Termites and fires destroyed many homes. Only the wood from Black Cypress was as strong as clay bricks.
Charleston, South Carolina.
Taken from a short bridge we use when walking out to the Ashley and marshes. A nice looking shortcut.
This house was rebuilt in the 1870’s. A section even pulled up river by boat. Everything along the river here, up to this plantation, was damaged or burned during the US Civil War.
The land and home is in the 15th generation of family ownership. Original rice plantings and cultivation dates to 1676.
Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.
They always look to be so deep asleep.
Military grave site alongside the salt marsh. This was off by itself instead of being with the military ‘Soldiers Ground’ graves near the entrance.
The marsh, and Ashley River, will claim this soon. You can Charleston Harbor and ports from here.