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Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston, S.C.








Aiken-Rhett House, 48 Elizabeth St., Charleston, SC

I can not tell you how many plantations I have seen in my 41 years of life. But I know lots and lots, so I can tell you without a doubt, this one really made my historical heart happy!!! It is a self guided 45  min. tour (they have 1 hour parking around the home), you can get an iPod with headphones to listen 2 while walking around, viewing and drool over each and every sight ...so amazing!! I am going to have to do some more research and see if there are other plantations out there in the US, Canada that are similar to this one and keep it preserved for folks to see? I remember saying not that long ago ...what a great idea that would be? Wonder why more folks don't do that? No disrespect to others but why do folks come in and change things ...the point of historical building is the history. When you come in and start changing this or that ...why? Makes you wonder what they were thinking??! WHAT? WHY?

One idea they did pose while listening ... "When does a time era become historic? & How should one go about preserving it for future generations? Or should they preserve it at all?" So like when you were a kid, I was a kid late 70's, early 80's ...I guess for me, I know it is a pretty cool era (what't not to love? the music? hair styles? clothes? vehicles? music? movies? I loved it and miss it lots, good memories.) ...but when you have lived through a time era it doesn't seem so cool... let me explain ...when you don't live through and era ...like for myself ...the roaring 20's, or the Depression era, the Viking time era, the Woolly Mammoth time period? Those are time eras I never got to experience, so you are so curious, makes you think? wonder?!! But I guess for my childhood era would years down the line be very interesting to some one in the future? I would GUESS??! Thoughts? Have you ever seen a plantation home where they have not gone Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ; 

Comments

eileeninmd said…
Hello Beth

Nice tour! I feel old, I was a teenager in the late 60's. Happy Easter to you and your family! Take care, stay well. Wishing you a happy new week!
Sandi said…
Love the way the window frames are painted a bright color! It is really unusual, to me.

I remember that era...late 70's, early 80's...the hair, the coolness, the music. 💜Ha ha!! It was GREAT.

This is off topic, and maybe a little silly, but did you know there were people who claimed to see wooly mammoths in Siberia as recently as the 1970's. I have no idea...and it makes me laugh, but it is kind of cool. 🤔
R's Rue said…
Beautiful.
Linda said…
I don't think people appreciate a building until it is a hundred years old. In the meantime, it goes through a period of being just out of style, and often the owners will try to update it. Sometimes the results are pretty awful!

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