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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 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.The main house, stable complex and kennels were designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1940–1951. 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, most recently November 7-8, 2015. Tours benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.
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  • If you’re a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, you take the opportunity to see as many of his designs as you can. Auldbrass is one of them and it is truly one-of-a-kind. The only farm he ever designed and we dro...  more »
  • We saw Auldbrass on a morning news show, and knew we had to go. A true vision. FLW never ceases to amaze. A nod to Joel Silver for not only restoring this property, but for sharing such a personal par...  more »
  • What an incredible property! What Mr. Silver has done to restore this architectural gem is phenomenal. So glad he and his family opens it to the public on occasion, so others can admire this home. Tic...  more »