College of Charleston buying historic McLeod Plantation on James Island (updated)

Image by Library of Congress The McCleod Plantation contains a number of slave cabins.

First reporting:

the American College of the Building Arts sold the historic McLeod Plantation back to the Historic Charleston Foundation, the College of Charleston has reached an agreement to buy the three-centuries-old plantation on James Island for $4 million.

The Post and Courier has more on the story, and why folks are saying it's a good fit.


Update September 29:

The College of Charleston has added a video of scenery from the plantation. It's a nice watch if you've never seen the plantation before.


Update December 23:

College leaders invited representatives from African-American history and heritage groups to the college Tuesday to listen to their thoughts and concerns about the future of McLeod Plantation.

The Plantation has deep historical significance to the Gullah Geechee people that needs to be protected as well as a wealth of sweetgrass plants that sweetgrass basket makers would like access to.

Hop over to The Post and Courier for more on yesterday's discussion.