Two Charleston plantations, two presentations of centuries past

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Restoration versus preservation: it's a bit like a historical novel versus a history book.

Jim Rutenberg recently used two of Charleston's grand plantations, Drayton Hall and Magnolia plantation, to examine how and why the two historical monoliths diverged.

It's a lengthy and good piece well worth a read, hop over to The New York Times to take a read.