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twobluebirds:


#drayton hall (Taken with instagram)


West Ashley, SC

twobluebirds:

#drayton hall (Taken with instagram)

West Ashley, SC

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Carolina gold rice at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC 

Carolina gold rice at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC 

(Source: Flickr / mhlucero, via intracoastal-wanderings)

draytonhall:

Drayton Hall Withdrawing Room, circa 1938
Photo courtesy of the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South and the Library of Congress 

Drayton HallWest Ashley, SC
This might be the first time I’ve ever seen furniture, or any sort of decor, inside Drayton Hall. 

draytonhall:

Drayton Hall Withdrawing Room, circa 1938

Photo courtesy of the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South and the Library of Congress 

Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC

This might be the first time I’ve ever seen furniture, or any sort of decor, inside Drayton Hall. 

Gardens of Charles Towne Landing State Historic SiteWest Ashley, SC 

Gardens of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
West Ashley, SC 

(Source: flickr.com)

draytonhall:

Drayton Hall at nightWest Ashley, SC

draytonhall:

Drayton Hall at night
West Ashley, SC

Historical reenactors at Middleton PlaceWest Ashley, SC

Historical reenactors at Middleton Place
West Ashley, SC

(Source: facebook.com)

Buffalo at Charles Towne LandingWest Ashley, SC 

Buffalo at Charles Towne Landing
West Ashley, SC 

(Source: flickr.com)

Alligator at Magnolia Plantation West Ashley, SC

Alligator at Magnolia Plantation
West Ashley, SC

(Source: facebook.com, via intracoastal-wanderings)

Down the Ashley RiverWest Ashley, SC 

Down the Ashley River
West Ashley, SC 

(Source: Flickr / elizabethraye)

Window seat inside Drayton HallWest Ashley, SC 

Window seat inside Drayton Hall
West Ashley, SC 

(Source: imbres, via southboundd)

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

(Source: flickr.com)

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

 
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