"This, the way to the stars." Drayton family motto painted above the mantel in the upper great hall. 

"This, the way to the stars." Drayton family motto painted above the mantel in the upper great hall. 

Good afternoon from the upper portico! #draytonhall #historicbuildings #architecture  (at Drayton Hall)

Good afternoon from the upper portico! #draytonhall #historicbuildings #architecture (at Drayton Hall)

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I can’t get over how much I loved this place.
Drayton Hall in South Carolina

enlighteneddiscipline:

I can’t get over how much I loved this place.

Drayton Hall in South Carolina

Red Sandstone & Limestone checkerboard tile, Drayton Hall portico

Red Sandstone & Limestone checkerboard tile, Drayton Hall portico

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Drayton Hall’s Withdrawing Room, circa 1738
The mantel was stolen in the late 1960s, today the original brick masonry remains exposed. 
Drayton Hall is located in Charleston, SC and is the oldest preserved plantation open to the public in America. 

Drayton Hall’s Withdrawing Room, circa 1738

The mantel was stolen in the late 1960s, today the original brick masonry remains exposed. 

Drayton Hall is located in Charleston, SC and is the oldest preserved plantation open to the public in America. 

#TBT Preservation work on the Great Hall ceiling, 1990s

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