Go to any real estate website (I used Trulia) and look for ZIP code 29440 or Georgetown, SC. An old antebellum rice plantation called the Chicora Wood Plantation (yes, it has its own Wikipedia page) is up for sale for $15,000,000.
They go on and on about how old and historic and beautiful it is, and they mention the “servants’ quarters,” but I’m thinking you know and I know perfectly well that they had slave quarters too – probably not the same thing as the servants’ quarters. The Wikipedia page says they had as many as 630 slaves.
If I had 15 mill to throw away I’d buy it and tear it down. Maybe burn it down. Except it’s on the National Register of Historic Places, so I guess you can’t do that.
Probably the South is full of these big old antebellum houses. Probably South Carolina is packed with them. Who would buy such a house? Who could feel at home there? Fifteen million, you should be comfortable.
I don’t even know why this bugs me so much.