The grand two-story plantation home of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Stevens once stood at this site on the Medway River. All that remain are a few outbuildings. I’m not sure when the house was built, but there is a photograph made from this perspective in the Georgia Archives dated 1958. See it here: http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/singleitem/collection/vg2/id/9209/rec/69. I got the impression from the present owner, Allen Fillingame, that the site was never a working plantation in the historic sense and wasn’t even built until the late 1950s.
From just inside the arched entryway there’s a nice view of the Medway River.
A beached boat, as well as a sunken barge, rest just off the property.
The entrance was quite elaborate, among the most ornamental on the coast.
The two enclosed terraces were once filled with oleander, surely a fantastic site when they were in full bloom.
The view of the river harkens to a time of much grander properties, more akin to those on the Mississippi River than the Georgia coast.
The front steps are all that remain of the main house.
A tractor is the only thing parked in the garage today.
A very nice kennel is located on the property, as well.
A brick smokehouse is also still standing.
This simple frame structure served as the plantation’s guest house.
Also on the property is a Cold War-era fallout/bomb shelter.
I was unable to go inside, as it was quite wet.