This antebellum city mansion, once home to the governor of South Carolina prior to the Civil War, is almost untouched - it's like the family left one day and took most of their furniture, but still left something behind. It is left in its original state - preservation as opposed to restoration, and you can see details of almost every period of its history. The kitchen, slave quarters, stables and carriage house are still intact, unlike almost anywhere else from its time period (built in the 1820s). Even the original wallpaper is viable! Some may feel that it needs much work (It does!), but that is part of its charm and appeal, in my opinion. I simply loved it! The perfect "city-house" complement to Drayton Hall, the last intact, original plantation just outside of Charleston.
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