18 October 2012

The Gardener's Home

Magnolia Plantation Gardens, Charleston, S.C.
Through the woods to Granny's house...in this case the woods are the beautiful gardens of Magnolia Plantation and the cabin is one of the cabins in the From Slavery to Freedom project. According to the description I found it would have been the gardener's home.

Cabin E - Circa 1900 Gardener's Home
This is the only cabin on this street not built during slavery. All indicators point to the building's completion occurring around 1900, and would have provided shelter for an individual or couple without children. The last person to inhabit this cabin was groundskeeper Allen Hinge, who left in 1999.
I wonder if anyone would notice if I moved in. I'd be the eccentric old cabin lady and serve tiny mugs of ice tea to the weary tourists.