Brick House Plantation - Edisto Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Brick House Plantation – Edisto Island – Charleston County



Brick House Plantation Prior to 1929 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Prior to 1929 Fire © Contributed by Courtney Druelle —
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Basic Information

  • Location – Russell Creek, Edisto Island, St. John's Colleton Parish, Charleston County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Paul Hamilton House

  • Current status – Privately owned

Brick House Plantation Living Room Prior to 1929 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Living Room © Contributed by Courtney Druelle —
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Timeline

  • ? – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1725 – House built by Paul Hamilton (2, p. 2).

    Hamilton had the bricks imported from Boston because they were denser than what could be found locally. The wood used in the house was also aged a minimum of seven years (2, p. 2).

  • 1798 – The Jenkins family acquired the estate of Paul Hamilton which included brick house plantation. As of 1984, the Jenkins family still owned the property (2, p. 2).

  • 1929 – House burned (2, p. 3).

  • 1984 – Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins Young was owner (2, p. 1).

Brick House Plantation Ruins 2014 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Ruins © Brandon Coffey, 2014 —
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Land

  • Number of acres – 325 in 1865

  • Primary crop – Sea island cotton

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Adam; Barnett; Bowen; Branford; Paul Grimball; John Hamilton; Hext; Colonel Joseph Evans Jenkins; Loughton; Maxwell; McLeod; Neal; Wilkins

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – ?

Brick House Plantation Bedroom Prior to 1929 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Bedroom © Contributed by Courtney Druelle —
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Buildings

  • Ruins of the house remain standing.

References & Resources

  1. Picture of ruins

  2. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1984
    Photographs, architectural overview

  3. Library of Congress documents

  4. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  5. Samuel Gaillard Stoney, Plantations of the Carolina Low Country (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1990)

Brick House Plantation Oak Avenue 2014 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Oak Avenue © Brandon Coffey, 2014 —
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Brick House Plantation Side Elevation Prior to 1929 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Side Elevation © Contributed by Courtney Druelle —
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Brick House Plantation Rear Prior to 1929 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Rear of Brick House Plantation © Contributed by Courtney Druelle —
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Brick House Plantation Front 2014 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Front of Brick House Plantation © Pamela Bohnenstiehl, 2014 —
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Brick House Plantation Window 2014 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Window © Pamela Bohnenstiehl, 2014 —
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Brick House Plantation Ruins 2014 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Ruins © Gazie Nagle, 2014 —
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Brick House Plantation Ruins 2014 - Charleston County, South Carolina
— Brick House Plantation Ruins © Pamela Bohnenstiehl, 2014 —
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