This is the house on Magnolia Plantation that the “Masters” family, as they were called in those days lived. By todays standards it wasn’t very big. For it’s time it must of seemed large especially to the “Slaves” that lived in the slaves quarters.
This is one of two images, the one below is the another workers house being restored today on the plantation to give the visitor a glimpse about plantation life in the 1685 -1865. When one remembers the beautiful gardens of the plantation, one also needs to remember the men who built and worked the plantation for the most part were slaves.
Today as we have elected our 1st African American president, I think we need to reflect on what a great feat that was for an African American to overcome the prejudices that abound and work his way to the highest office in our the land. I’m very happy about that, as I think Barack Obama is a wonderful example of what is good about America.
Craig Hadley (The Living History Group) – www.thelivinghistorygroup.com
Provided this update: The main plantation house is not the original house. The first one was destroyed at the end of the American Revolution and the second at the end of the Civil War. That house you currently see has a historic core to it, but has been mostly built and added upon in the 20th century.