According to Wikipedia this house is the oldest known house associated with the black community on Edisto Island, SC after the Civil War. It was the home of Henry Hutchinson, who built and operated the first cotton gin owned by a black person on the island from about 1900 to 1920. Henry built this house in 1885 at the time of his marriage to Rosa Swinton and resided here until his death about 1940.
The red tin roof and three dormer windows are what attracted my attention most and I pre-visualized the triptych they would create by shooting each window separately. Over-grown wisteria and broken shutters are a plus that I feel adds character and interest to this nostalgic subject.
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