Monday, June 30, 2008

Saving Old Drish



This is the Drish Mansion, built in 1837 by slave labor and the plantation home of Dr. John H. Drish. In the early 1900s the county school board bought it and used it as the "Jemison School."
I have an old postcard from one of its students to his uncle, dated 1909. In the 1920s it was a salvage auto parts yard. How the mighty had fallen. Then from the 1940s till recently, it was owned by a church. Of course, you know it's haunted! Here's a link with more of the cool history, including the acquisition & planned restoration of 'Old Drish' by the preservation society.

2 comments:

Halcyon said...

Ooooh... a nicely preserved mansion and haunted to boot! Sounds like an interesting place to visit.

Rambling Round said...

Sure hope they can save this beauty!
Thanks for your comment on my blog.