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Category: Preservation


Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

The projecting double porch on the west facade of Drayton Hall, where construction began about 1738, resembles a similar feature at Villa Cornaro, a country villa near Venice, Italy, designed…

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Landscape, Preservation, Uncategorized

Preserving our landscape here at Drayton Hall requires constant effort. Too much or too little rain, a wind storm, or the growth of an invasive species can all threaten our…

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Archaeology, Collections, Preservation, Research

Many of you may know that Drayton Hall is internationally acclaimed for its architecture and remarkable state of preservation. The main house, flanker buildings, garden house, privy and the 19th…

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Preservation

Imagine the United States Capitol building without its iconic dome. Now picture the Statue of Liberty missing her torch, the Golden Gate Bridge lacking its arches and Drayton Hall without…

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Education, Preservation, Uncategorized

On May 7th I had the honor of giving the commencement address for the graduating class of the American College of the Building Arts, located in Charleston, South Carolina. Its…

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Event, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

The Preservation Tech Tour is a new program designed to give those with an interest in architecture, history, and preservation a better understanding of and appreciation for the technical aspects…

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