Drayton Hall leaders speak at National Building Museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Officials from Drayton Hall are going to Washington to discuss one of South Carolina's popular historic attractions

Executive director George McDaniel and director of preservation Carter Hudgins give the illustrated talk at the National Building Museum on Wednesday.

The talk coincides with a new museum exhibit on architect Andrea Palladio who applied ancient Roman architectural styles to his structures. His work directly influenced the design of Drayton Hall and other important American buildings.

Drayton Hall, which is on the Ashley River outside of Charleston, dates to 1738. It is one of a handful of homes from that period that remains close to its original condition.

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