S.261 – S.264 – Auldbrass Plantation for C. Leigh Stevens
7 River Road, Yemassee, South Carolina
Numerous buildings were designed and built for this 1940 modern plantation. Prof. Storrer numbers them as follows:
S.261 – Stevens residence
S.262 – 2 guest cottages (7 were planned)
S.263A – Granary (barn)
S.263B – Chicken Runs
S.263C – Shop
S.263D – Caretaker’s Quarters
S.264A – Stables
S.264B – Kennels
S.264C – Manager’s Office
In theory, the sheer number of buildings could be considered competition for Florida Southern College’s claim to the largest number of single-site Wright buildings, but the complex designated as S.263 and S.264 represents interconnected buildings. The barn, shop, and chicken runs (S.263) were rebuilt in 1989-1990 after a fire.
Movie producer Joel Silver acquired this property and devoted substantial resources to its restoration. The property is available for limited public tours once a year. The buildings are not clearly visible from the public roadway, which is where I took these photos. A large telephoto lens is recommended.
Photographed on June 3, 2014.
Combined barn, shop, stables, kennels, offices