Monthly Archives: January 2013

Charleston Favorites

History:  It’s everywhere.  You can find it in Charleston’s designated historic districts, and you can find it outside of them. When we’re in Charleston we just get out and walk—down Meeting Street towards the Battery, on the side streets (some of them cobble-stoned), in and out of shaded squares.  We read historic markers and dig […]

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Chieftains

It’s hard to believe it now, but Chieftains, Major Ridge’s elegant white-washed estate in Rome, Georgia, started out as a rustic dogtrot cabin, with a breezeway through the middle. It’s been updated a lot since then—weather-boarding and a grand pine staircase were added in the 1820s, and in the 1920s two arch windowed wings were […]

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Cassville, GA

We came across the little town of Cassville by accident, when we were driving along the back roads to get to Barnsley Gardens. We weren’t really planning on stopping anywhere; the sun goes down early these days, and we wanted to have plenty of time for exploring Barnsley. But when I saw the old Civil […]

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