The Christian Science Monitor has a fine article on the mansion and the problems its restoration has presented over the decades.
I love these cross-currents of pop history and pop psychology:
"The real mystery is: Why did this nasty, mean, Confederate general paint his house pink?" says Jill Morton, author of "Color Voodoo," about how colors affect human psychology.Hat tip to the reporter for collecting a quote so, so ... complex.
(Shown right: Lucy Cobb in 1859)