The Knapps Lived Here Too ...
SEVEN OAKS PLANTATION - JOHNS ISLAND , CHARLESTON, S.C.
Winter Home of Clairedale Kennels 1925 - 1935
Claire Knapp Penney's oldest daughter, Margaret Penney Newcombe ( 1926-2007 ) described living here as a child as pure heaven on earth. Of all the very fine Knapp homes, located all over the eastern part of USA and Canada that I have seen, I would say that after seeing these newly discovered photos (Jan 2014) , Peggy, was not exagerating. Knowing that so many Knapp homes have succumbed to time, arson ( I was an eyewitness to that one) and the wrecking ball, it is nice to see this survivor still standing. Have a look for yourself.
THE DRIVE INTO SEVEN OAKS
SPANISH MOSS & SOUTH CAROLINA GO TOGETHER LIKE PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY
THE HOMESTEAD DATES BACK TO CIRCA 1850
COME ON IN
KITCHEN CABINETS REMINDS ME OF THE ONES CLAIRE HAD IN GREENLAWN 1912-1916
STAIRCASE REMINDS ME OF THE ONE IN THE MASTIC BEACH MANSION
THERE ARE FOUR BEDROOMS ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Some of the out buildings
There is a two lane bowling alley in this one .
I know the Penney Family back in Mastic & Moriches liked to bowl
Claire Antoinette Knapp Always Enjoyed Her Greenhouses
This one could well of been part of the Clairedale Kennels
THIS WAY OUT .... DRIVE SAFELY
THERE IS WATER ON THE ESTATE ( WHICH WAS WELL OVER 100 ACRES) NAMED PENNEY CREEK
There are many more photos ( about 100 ) in a slide show format from The South Carolina Fim Comission Just Google
Seven Oaks Plantation - Johns Island - locations hub
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