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Magnolia Plantation and GardensWest Ashley, SC

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
West Ashley, SC

Drayton Hall front porchWest Ashley, SC 
archaicwonder:


Drayton Hall is an 18th-century plantation located on the Ashley River about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Charleston, South Carolina and directly across the Ashley River from North Charleston, South Carolina, in the “Lowcountry.” An outstanding example of Palladian architecture in North America and the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil wars, it is a National Historic Landmark.

Drayton Hall front porch
West Ashley, SC 

archaicwonder:

Drayton Hall is an 18th-century plantation located on the Ashley River about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Charleston, South Carolina and directly across the Ashley River from North Charleston, South Carolina, in the “Lowcountry.” An outstanding example of Palladian architecture in North America and the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil wars, it is a National Historic Landmark.

Great egret at Magnolia PlantationWest Ashley, SC 

Great egret at Magnolia Plantation
West Ashley, SC 

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Slave chapel interior at Middleton Place West Ashley, SC

Slave chapel interior at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC

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draytonhall:

It is a common occurrence to have a visitor ask “What were these for?” as they point to the stack of column pieces in the raised basement; possibly, the same question has been asked by visitors to Drayton Hall since the time those limestone pieces were placed in their current location.
On May 2, 1815, Charles Drayton (1742-1820) wrote in his journal that one of the portico columns was “in jeopardy,” and was to be taken down. Four days later, he wrote, “Schnirle came [with] 26 fellows and took the pillar down safe and cleverly.” The stack of limestone columns in the cellar of Drayton Hall could be the original stone pillars discussed in Drayton’s journal.
The first known account to record the current placement of the stone fragments reads, “In one of the cellars are to be seen a number of marble columns lying on the ground just as they came from England.” Written by Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-1894), who later became a noted American novelist and short story writer, and published in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine December 1875 issue… (via Preservation FAQ: Why is There a Stack of Columns in the Basement? « The Drayton Hall Diaries)

Drayton HallWest Ashley, SC

draytonhall:

It is a common occurrence to have a visitor ask “What were these for?” as they point to the stack of column pieces in the raised basement; possibly, the same question has been asked by visitors to Drayton Hall since the time those limestone pieces were placed in their current location.

On May 2, 1815, Charles Drayton (1742-1820) wrote in his journal that one of the portico columns was “in jeopardy,” and was to be taken down. Four days later, he wrote, “Schnirle came [with] 26 fellows and took the pillar down safe and cleverly.” The stack of limestone columns in the cellar of Drayton Hall could be the original stone pillars discussed in Drayton’s journal.

The first known account to record the current placement of the stone fragments reads, “In one of the cellars are to be seen a number of marble columns lying on the ground just as they came from England.” Written by Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-1894), who later became a noted American novelist and short story writer, and published in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine December 1875 issue… (via Preservation FAQ: Why is There a Stack of Columns in the Basement? « The Drayton Hall Diaries)

Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

Fife player / Revolutionary War re-enactor at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 

Fife player / Revolutionary War re-enactor at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

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Moss on lichen at Drayton HallWest Ashley, SC

Moss on lichen at Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

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Wedding at Drayton Hall West Ashley, SC

Wedding at Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

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Southern pine floors in the Drayton Hall Withdrawing RoomWest Ashley, SC

draytonhall:

Southern pine floors in the Drayton Hall Withdrawing Room
West Ashley, SC

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Artwork on the sign at the Demonstration Rice Field, Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC

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Take some time today to remember the Charleston 9. Let us never forget!

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Spoleto Festival Finale at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 

Spoleto Festival Finale at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

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Red Stick Ramblers at the 2013 Spoleto FinaleWest Ashley, SC 

Red Stick Ramblers at the 2013 Spoleto Finale
West Ashley, SC 

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Spoleto Finale crowd at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 

Spoleto Finale crowd at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

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draytonhall:

Doric Order represented in the Great Hall room at Drayton HallWest Ashley, SC

draytonhall:

Doric Order represented in the Great Hall room at Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

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