Every morning I have coffee with Bob Wilkins (75yrs old) who grew up in this house and donated it to the Florence Museum. He is saddened at the fact that it still looks like this and the museum is letting it rot away.
I too am very sad at the condition of the home and lack of funding we have been able to get as of yet to restore the property. Politics keep getting in the way! Mr. Wilkins actually donated it to a non-profit group formed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and I am a member of that group. I spend all the time I can working in the yard and cleaning in the house. I have had some very interesting experiences there and would love the chance to talk with Mr. Wilkins sometime. He might like to know that a friend and I have "adopted" Chisolm and Anne's graves here in Florence. We always take fresh flowers from Red Doe when her gardens are in bloom. Would you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and help me get in touch with Mr. Wilkins? Thank you!
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The corporation has a grant from SC DOT but the red tape of actually getting started has consumed over 2 years of work.
We hope that the final paperwork will be completed within the very near future and restoration can procede. Phase I is the exterior restoration including the columns in front and in back. After that is completed, we will restore each room on an individual project and hopefully within the next few years we will be successful in fully restoring the project.
Red Doe Plantation, Inc.
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