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9:54 pm on Saturday April 14, 2012

Charleston Area Ghosts: Alice Flagg, 1833-1849

“Alice’s hand went to her heart. With this ring….” Nancy Rhyne, 1926-  Gordon Mercer & Marcia Mercer, Columnists                          The sun was setting near Pawleys Island and it was a cool evening.    “I’m going to the car to warm up. You...
3:59 am on Saturday November 26, 2011

Photo of the Day: Medway Plantation

Image by Joseph Nienstedt A road runs through Medway Plantation near Goose Creek. Its main house is believed to be the oldest masonry structure in South Carolina, dating to 1686. The plantation is currently up for sale with a price tag of $15...
5:17 am on Saturday February 26, 2011

McLeod Plantation may finally find a home in Charleston County parks (update: sold!)

Image by Library of CongressUpdate February 26: As promised, The Post and Courier has published a fuller report about the deal and what's next. Red that here. Update February 25: The Post and Courier reports this afternoon that the Historic...
3:00 am on Monday November 30, 2009

In photos: College of Charleston's Dixie Plantation

Image by Flickr user Old Shoe WomanImage by 20091130-bird.jpgUpon his passing in 1995, celebrated bird illustrator and plantation owner John Henry Dick decided to leave his family's winter home, Dixie Plantation, to the College of Charleston. The...
2:50 am on Monday November 2, 2009

CofC deal to buy historic McLeod Plantation faces a fresh round of criticism

Image by Library of CongressImage by 20090926-plantation.jpg The $4 million deal for the College of Charleston to buy the historic McLeod Plantation is taking criticism for perhaps not being the best use of the college's money. Go to The Post and...
10:48 am on Monday October 19, 2009

It may be cold out, but photos of Magnolia Plantation still look inviting

Image by PlantationImage by 20091019-plantation.jpgThe weather may have been downright chilly, but the scenery still at least looked gorgeous.  Read more stories on this subject in our Magnolia Plantation topic page.As testimony to that you can...
4:36 am on Sunday October 26, 2008

Drayton Hall digging for mystery walls

Image by Drayton HallImage by 20081026drayton.jpg The walls extending from the main building had been forgotten before the painting was uncovered -- but it's still not proof they ever did exist. The oldest preserved plantation house in America is...
2:47 pm on Sunday August 17, 2008

USC laboratory helps preserve S.C. history

A set of 18th and early-19th century journals about plantation life in South Carolina is being preserved thanks to The Arthur E.Holman Jr. Conservation Laboratory at the University of South Carolina. The eight books were a bit of mystery as they...
10:50 am on Friday July 18, 2008

Edisto plantation open, free to public

Image by Flickr user jenzaImage by 20090220-botany.jpg An image of some of the plantation's tropic-like trails. The area has been used in a number of movies.Trails, the beach, freshwater ponds, maritime forests, salt marsh, tidal creeks and hammock...
8:13 am on Sunday May 25, 2008

Race, slavery, and art

Image by Winslow, 1836-1910/Smithsonian American Art MuseumImage by 2008055gibbes.jpg American artist Winslow Homer painted "A Visit From the Old Mistress" in 1876. He displays tensions between white plantation owners and their former slaves. The...
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