Friday, December 19, 2008

The Boone Hall Plantation #1

Boone Hall Plantation house


The beautiful entrance and the big, inviting porch of the house


The left wing of the house


The right wing of the house and all the pretty Christmas decorations in the windows


A inviting porch to stay and to enjoy the charming lifestyle of the South


This is the most beautiful Christmas deco I ever have seen!


Slave cabins


View trough the gates back to the "Avenue of Oaks"



The Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

is an antebellum cotton plantation located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina near Charleston, South Carolina and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The plantation includes a large post-civil war farmhouse, a number of original slave cabins (which were occupied by sharecroppers well into the 20th century), several flowering gardens, and the historic "Avenue of Oaks": a mile drive up the house with live oaks on either side. It sits on Wampacheeoone Creek in the Christ Church parish about 10 miles from historic downtown Charleston.

The earliest known existence of the ground is 1681. It originated from a land grant given to Major John Boone. The land grant of 470 acres was given by Theophilus Patey as a wedding present to his daughter, Elizabeth and Boone. The original wooden house was constructed in 1790. The house that stands now was built by Thomas Stone, a Canadian who purchased the land in the early 20th century. He wanted a "grander style" home than what was there, so he built the Colonial Revival-style house that stands there today. However, the bricks in the house were taken from the Horlbeck brickyard.

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16 comments:

birdy said...

Your blog and pictures are amazing as usual. I like the way you represent an object. By the way I'm going to buy a new camera. I don't believe on online review of cameras. It would be very kind of you if you suggest me a good camera.

Regards

Emma Alvarez said...

Merry Christmas Sue! :)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you for this wonderful compliment, birdy! Very much appreciated.

Susanne49 said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Emma. Have a wonderful and relaxed Holidays!

papercages said...

Thank you so much for this. I love the pictures. Would enjoy seeing this in person one day.

Susanne49 said...

You're invited, Tricia...come down, it's nice warm with 78F again today and plenty of sunshine :)

Thanks for your comment!

RennyBA said...

Very beautiful pictures of gorgeous buildings and nature - thanks for sharing!

Wishing you a great weekend and a lovely Holiday Season :-)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Renny,

for your kind comment and for the best wishes. To you and Diane I wish also Happy Holidays!

Suzanne Rowley said...

Beautiful pictures Susanne, thank you for supporting my little blog.

~Sue-Leigh said...

lovely location :)

Sue said...

You seem to be having so much fun giving your blog readers such a wonderful and informative "tour" of Charleston and the surrounding area. The fruit decorations are spectacular. The wreaths on the windows wonderful. And, the gate opening to the drive, beautiful.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Suzanne,

you're very welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment. It's always nice to see new faces here :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi ~Sue,

yes it is a lovely location, you would like it too :) thanks for your visit :)

Susanne49 said...

Yes Sue,

I'm the unofficial tour guide here in Charleston...LOL.. :) please follow me :)

Thanks for your kind comment.

Carrie Hayes said...

What an amazing place, wish I lived there! Your photos are wonderful!

Susanne49 said...

You're so kind with your comment, Carrie! Thanks for visiting mu blog.

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