Wormsloe Plantation Ruins

© Priscilla J. Burgers

Wormsloe Plantation Ruins

Uploaded: May 16, 2013


Savannah, Georgia
Wormsloe Plantation was a large estate established by one of Georgia's colonial founders, Noble Jones. These ruins are part of Jones' fortified house built of tabby, a building material consisting of lime, sand, water and crushed oyster shells. Tabby was developed and used by English colonists from coastal South Carolina to northern Florida. Slaves crushed and burned the oyster shells to supply lime, which was combined with sand and water in wood forms to hold the shape until the material hardened. Tabby was used as a substitute for bricks, which were rare and expensive because of the absence of local clay. Some researchers believe that the name came from the Spanish word, tapia, which means "mud wall",

Exif: F Number: 14, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A550


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