Mepkin Abbey | Eye on the Past

A brief look at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, S.C., former home of Henry Laurens, a member of the Continental Congress who later became its president.

Mepkin Abbey was later owned by publisher Henry Luce of Life Magazine. Luce married Clare Booth Luce, a playwright who also served on the editorial staff of several magazines, including Vanity Fair.