Inside a slave house
The room you see once was inhabited by the slaves of Middleton Place. This photo shows one of the rooms in this two-family duplex, which is no bigger than the smallest homes today. What I found very bizarre was that it had been inhabited all the way up until 1986. No. I didn’t say 1886, I said 1986! The last African American, Eliza Leach, lived in this home just like a slave would have too. She chopped her own firewood for the chimney. She would retrieve her own water from the spring nearby. Eliza worked for 40 years at Middleton Place.