Friday, June 16, 2017


Today I had the opportunity to tour
 the Burwood Plantation Home near
 Pilot Grove, Missouri which is owned
 by Vicki McCarrell.  It dates to the 1880's
 and was built by Henry Ruby Walker.  
It was built on the site of an earlier
 brick dwelling from 1826.

Parts of the old home were incorporated
 into the later Queen Ann style house. 
 The old kitchen and
the slave cabins remained.

You can read some history about
 it and the Pleasant Green
 plantation next door - here.

 Pleasant Green is owned by Florence
 "Winky" Chesnutt.  I had met both owners
of the plantations at the tea I attended back in
May in Boonville, Missouri.  Pleasant Green dates to
1818 and is a brick structure. 

There is so much history that I need to learn 
and I thank Vicki McCarrell for sharing
 her Burwood Plantation with us! If you
follow the link above the 2nd and 3rd pictures
are from the slave quarters and I went in
them today.  That 3rd picture - yes it looked
just like that.  Can you imagine?


Vee said...

That was a very interesting read. Talk about conflict...on the one hand appreciated and "valued" and on the other owned. Weird. And the disparity between experiences was so broad...too much for this head to even comprehend. It certainly is a beautiful home. I would love to see some before and after photos of its restoration.

Lady of the Manor said...

This is so interesting! I'm learning about so many neat places here in Missouri through your travels.

ellen b. said...

It's a charming house. Very interesting history.

Curtains in My Tree said...

My grandmother lived in Sikeston Missouri and when I would go visit her we would drive by old slave houses along the roads. For young people today not 65-70 years old probably never seen such a thing if their grandparents didn't live in the south

Bernideen one thing girl you get around Missouri LOL

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty.