Sunday, July 22, 2012

Scenic Sunday and SOOC

Scenic SundayI'm posting over here today! And at Straight Out of The Camera SOOC.

These photos were taken at Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina in October 2011. Who would have thought there would be a palace in North Carolina!!!

We joined our tour guide and were lucky that there were only six of us on his tour.

Royal Governor William Tryon and his family brought architect John Hawks from London to design and build the Georgian-style structure. Completed in 1770, Tryon Palace served as the first permanent capitol of North Carolina and home to the Tryon family.

Tryon Palace was the site of the first sessions of the general assembly for the State of North Carolina following the revolution and housed the state governors until 1794. In 1798, fire destroyed the original Palace building. An extensive 30-year campaign to rebuild the Palace and restore the grounds was launched by the people of New Bern, state leaders, world craftsmen, and generous, dedicated citizens such as Mrs. James Edwin Latham. Their efforts led to the triumphal reopening of the Palace in 1959.

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