Monday, March 15, 2010

Slave Cabins I

One of the slave cabins left standing at Col William Preston's 18th century plantation, "Greenfield Plantation".

This is a photo of the kitchen, believed to have been built as early as the first quarter of the 19th century. The kitchen has living quarters for a cook or servant on the second floor. The kitchen was located directly behind and facing the big house, but far enough away to protect from fire. Sadly, the big house was destroyed by fire in 1959.

Greenfield was a vast plantation in the 18th and mid 19th centuries. It was home to Col William Preston 1729-1783, before he moved to the present day Blacksburg and built Smithfield Plantation.

I'll show a picture of the slave quarters tomorrow.

These buildings are currently being preserved.

I want to take a second now and talk to you about jewelry. A few months back I ordered this beautiful necklace from Sarah at Jewelry Art Designs. I ordered the Antique Fleur-De-Lis pendant and have received SO MANY compliments on it. I really do love it! So, if you are looking for some new jewelry, give Sarah over at Jewelry Art Designs a try. She's wonderful to deal with! Thanks Sarah!


  1. What a lovely and serene rural looking capture.

  2. Wonderful that this is still standing!

  3. Timeless, just like good jewelry.

    A wonderful Tuesday for you.

  4. How interesting that the house burned, but the kitchen is still there!

  5. It's too bad the house burned.

    Are there plans to restore the cabins?

  6. It's good to see you back, Tanya. You've been missed. This is a beautiful shot and an interesting post.


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