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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
July 10, 2001
From journal A whirlwind Labor Day weekend in Charleston
by Katie Morgan
San Antonio, Texas
July 10, 2000
From journal Charleston, SC
July 27, 2001
This Victorian Manor House was built by George Walton Williams, a wealthy merchant and banker. He built it following the Civil War around 1876. The 24,000 square-foot mansion has cathedral ceilings - about 14-feet tall. The walls are of ornate plaster and wood moldings. There are gorgeous fancy chandeliers, a stairwell that reaches to a 75-foot domed ceiling, and a ballroom with a curved glass skylight 45 feet high!
The mansion was used in the films, "Scarlett" and "North and South" and featured on A&E's "American Castles." Guided tours last about 45 minutes, or you can walk around on your own. I recommend doing both. The rich really knew how to built huge, tasteful estates. Plus, it is always interesting to see a former government leader's house.
From journal Southern Charm in Charleston