The Wicklow Hall Plantation Kitchen Building | History Of SC Slide Collection

The Wicklow Hall Plantation kitchen building, photographed in the 1930s. Kitchen buildings were not part of the main house on a plantation, but were built at a small distance, both to reduce the risk of burning down the "big house," should the cooking fires cause the kitchen to burn, and to remove the heat from cooking and baking away from the plantation owner's living quarters.

Courtesy of the Library of Congress.