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|Location||near Charleston, South Carolina map|
|Date||1738 to 1742 timeline|
|Building Type||large house, mansion|
|Construction System||stone and brick bearing masonry, timber spans|
|Style||Georgian Southern Mansion|
|Discussion||Drayton Hall Commentary
"Located on the Ashley River near Charleston South Carolina, the mansion was completed in 1742 after four years of careful and painstaking labor. Its architect is unknown, but his work reveals an educated and practiced eye, clearly aware of the Renaissance influences of Andrea Palladio. Although the popularity of Palladian style was much in evidence in mid-18th century Britain, the beauty of line captured at Drayton Hall has rarely been equaled or interpreted more handsomely."
Doris Lockerman Kennedy, ed. Historic Houses of the South. p14.
Sources on Drayton Hall
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. two squares diagram, p187. Updated edition available at Amazon.com
Doris Lockerman Kennedy, Adaption. Photographs by Paul G. Beswick, Ogden Robertson, and Blaine Hickey. Historic Houses of the South. Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, 1988. ISBN 0-8487-0693-5. p14. interior photo of stair, p17. exterior photo from pond, p16.
Lynne G. Lewis. Drayton Hall: Preliminary Archaeological Investigation at a Low Country Plantation. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1978. F279.D66L48. ISBN 0-89133-058-5. LC 77-79737. drawing of elevation, cover page. drawing of ground floor plan, p29.
John Summerson. Architecture in Britain 1530-1830. London: Penguin Books, 1991. exterior photo of entry. plate 213, p244.
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