Thursday, May 28, 2015

Back to South Carolina, to Hampton Plantation, family home of the one-time state Poet Laureate, Archibald Rutledge.
 The stunning ballroom, with sky blue ceiling, the original color, and heart pine floors.

A view from the house to an oak that supposedly, George Washington, on a visit in 1791, suggested they keep, and not cut, as was planned.

Numbered beams upstairs, now exposed.

 The dining room, with "cutaway." The room was used by Rutledge as a bedroom when he and his family inhabited the house in the mid-20th century.

Ranger let us see underneath the house, which was first lived in starting in 1735.

The old kitchen, the upper portion of which is home to a large colony of bats.