Abandoned South Carolina plantation homes 2007

In early April 2007, SHP Director Gaston Callum photographs some of South Carolina’s renown pre-Civil War plantation houses. Callum’s brief encounter with a deputy sheriff occurred as the duputy spotted his SUV parked on the vacant property and thought the vehicle might be stolen, or that crackheads were loitering inside. Ironically, the biggest threat to these empty houses isn’t from local crackheads, but more often from the thugs who prey on old homes in the dark of night and steal all the …

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25 Comments on "Abandoned South Carolina plantation homes 2007"

  1. timstime1970 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    That big House is still very restorable some one needs to buy it and move in..Did you find out who the current owners are??

  2. MizPatti on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    My husband and I fell in love with a 125 year old abandoned antebellum two story home in Upstate SC. The house (in better shape that the homes shown here) and land was a steal at $25,000. We have great friend who owns a construction co. (builds from the ground up) and asked him to take a look. It would have cost $350,000 to bring the wiring, plumbing and “as is” stucture up to code. We had to pass because you can’t get loans on these houses. We both hate we could own the home.

  3. Tabooga65 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    I’ve been to some that have been saved/restored in Natchez, Miss and places in LA (state).I went to a carpet bagger’s home in Memphis, Tenn. It really is shameful that these old homes are rotting away. Go to europe and they have building a few centuries old. America should do a better job saving the Structures of the past.

  4. hippolytelin on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    dawnrexgurl, i totally agree with you, but are’nt there Historical societies in the state that can be petitioned to save these home? As you said our ancestor lived, worked and probably died there, i believe these homes should be preserved

  5. undweller on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    When he saw it was for documentation he was very cool.

  6. mrburkey on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    So, did the cop give you any crap or was he cool about you snooping around?

  7. Tennesseedolly on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    I love going in old houses! In Newport TN I went in an old house and find old News papers about boot-leggers running shine out of NC in the 1920′s

  8. crymany on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    If the owner would be willing to donate the house and property I could restore it back to it’s original appearance. The entire process would start with a survey of the property and it’s history, followed by a condition assessment of the house – resulting in a final report recommending a proper method of historic preservation.

  9. dillonrockband on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    the gigantic cross on the door REALLY freaked me out…like there was an exorcism there or something…

  10. blueskyz2003 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    I love the second house in this video! The one with the stairs on the right leading up to a blue painted wall. I wish I had enough money or someone would give me the money to be able restore a place like this! I can picture how beautiful it would be once it was done! The huge front porch would be such a wonderful place to sit and drink sweet tea and enjoy a nice evening outdoors. It is so sad that we are losing pieces of history like this. What part of SC are these homes located in?

  11. sccoast1700 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    My guess is alot of them went empty during the Great Depression. Just like alot of them are getting foreclosed on now.

  12. kinkylittlelady69 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    I love abondoned houses/buildings and I often check them out when I see them. The first house you showed in this video gave me a creepy feeling. Do you know anything about that house?

  13. dawnrexgurl on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    Wow why dont they restore it shame my ancestors lived there, I feel their pain and please dont respond with negative comments

  14. Isawanangel1X on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    wow what a waste..that could be so beautiful

  15. MUDSWAT on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    Oh,

    Great Video, love the cop.

  16. techoverload66 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    Where is that first house at? I have a challenge on Redbubble(photography site) for Lost, Forgotten & Abandoned in South Carolina. That would be perfect. Plus I have a fetish for abandoned homes. < not a freaky one people.

  17. sibelius27 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    A beautiful house, tragic it is not being maintained. I could live there.

  18. chris19001 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    Your video is very interesting. Where I live most of the old mansions get demolished to build cheaply made flats seized together to make the most profit possible. I hate my council, the only good place to go to see the old mansions is the old drawings at the library.

  19. scottndawn on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    I wish I lived there!!!! Id totally invert that cross thats on that door thou

  20. vabeach4shore on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    amen

  21. vabeach4shore on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    aewsome photage thank u so much 4 sharing

  22. danthemankhan on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    That is very unlikely. A wooden structure wouldn’t last 150 years without maintenance. This house was probably lived in 40 years ago.

  23. sparkywundermutt1 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    We have some really nice plantations here in northern Florida too. There is nothing like the look of an old Southern home no matter what style it was built in. 5*

  24. 803honda on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    watching this is kinda depressing

    is a safe assumption that imperial usa and their yankee war criminals are responsible for these beautiful historic homes falling into disrepair.

  25. Spiritree41 on Wed, 17th Jun 2009 6:36 am 

    Beautiful video and craftmanship. They dont makem like that no more.

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