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Drayton Hall

Charleston, South Carolina
County of Charleston.
12 miles west of Charleston on South Carolina 61
National Register Number: 66000701
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: SC-6 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Architectural Study Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Completed in 1742, this is an outstanding example of a plantation house. The entrance hall, with its elaborate double stairs, full wood paneling, and ornamental ceiling, was among the finest in the British Colonies.

Condition:
Due to the preservation philosophy at Drayton Hall, "preserve as is" the site is consistently in need of attention. The funding and departments are in-place to provide this service, and the site is in good condition.

There are no changes to the landmark.


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