The Mansion
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View of the mansion from the front. When originally built, this was the rear of the mansion. It was remodeled into the front when the wings were added to the left and right of the house.
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The front porch today.
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The rear of the mansion. Originally, before the two wings were added, it was the front of the house. The Washington Oak can be seen in Grandma Bert's photo at the right end of the house, beyond the present front of the house.
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The house is pretty much in original condition construction-wise. Only a very few modern nails have been used where necessary to maintain the integrity of the construction.
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The guide, also the author of a book about Lowcountry ghosts, speaks to the visitors about this room and its fireplace.
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This fireplace had been modified. Archaeologists removed part of the modification to reveal the steps in building the original and then the modification.
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Grandma Bert reads more information about the house.
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After the guided tour, visitors were welcome to explore the house on their own.
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Fireplaces in each room kept residents warm in cold weather.
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Wires have been added recently to prevent the ceiling from falling into the first floor of the house.
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