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Auldbrass Plantation, Yemassee

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Auldbrass Plantation or Auldbrass is located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near the town of Yemassee. The main house, stable complex and kennels were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1940–1951. It is one of two structures that Wright designed in South Carolina.
The name is a variation of "Old Brass" which was the name given to the farmland and the local river landing. The earliest records from the farm are dated to 1736 when the farm was known as Mount Pleasant. An industrial engineer, C. Leigh Stevens, joined five parcels of land together along the Combahee River to form the plantation. Wright is credited with changing the name to "Auldbrass". The plantation was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It was purchased in 1986 by film producer Joel Silver after Donna Butler, a FLW real estate appraiser, convinced him to restore it. Auldbrass Plantation is an extraordinary example of historic preservation and is open to the public one weekend every two years. Tours benefit the Beaufort County Open Land Trust.
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  • Only open for one weekend every other year, it is well worth some planning to make a tour possible. A fabulous historical gem! I am so thankful for the wealthy, Joel Silver, for taking an interest in....  more »
  • Wonderful property - so unique, but truly FLW to its core. The moss details for rain spouts in his style were stunning. Fun exotic animals on property too!  more »
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  • This place is just weird... Everything there is at a 9degree angle.. the property is just beautiful. Amazing be place concepted by Frank Loyd Wright
  • Hidden gem in the ACE basin. Only open once a year. A unique experience.!
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