Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Beaufort Historic District
has been designated a
This Site Possesses National Significance
in Commemorating the History of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 26.004′ N, 80° 40.778′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Bay Street near Bladen Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located across Bay Street from US District Court Beaufort Federal Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Helena's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Baptist Church of Beaufort (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Old Baptist Meeting House Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Smalls (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaufort.
Regarding Beaufort Historic District. National Register of Historic Places :
Beaufort Historic District *** (added 1969 - District - #69000159)
♦ Bounded by the Beaufort River, Bladen, Hamar, and Boundary Streets, Beaufort
♦Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Federal, Greek Revival
♦ Area of Significance: Black, Social History, Politics/Government, Community Planning And Development, Architecture, Military, Native American, Commerce, Exploration/Settlement
♦ Period of Significance: 1500-1599, 1600-1649, 1650-1699, 1700-1749, 1750-1799, 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
♦ Owner: Private , Local Gov't
♦ Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion, Social
♦ Historic Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Meeting Hall, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade,
♦ Current Sub-function: Department Store, Meeting Hall, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Beaufort is significant for its role as a major center of South Carolina’s antebellum plantation culture, its contribution to the history of the Civil War, and for its role it played in African-American history both during and after the war. Architecturally, the district is significant both for the high-style architecture produced by its pre-war planters and for
the folk architectural patterns of its post-war African-American community. The antebellum architecture, unlike that of Charleston and Savannah, is generally made up of free standing Federal, Early Classical Revival, and Greek Revival style houses on large lots that is more akin to the architecture of the Southern plantations of the period, plantations
brought to town and adapted to the heat of the summer weather and dampness of lowlands, as well as to the
aesthetics of their waterfront settings. The town’s present appearance owes much to the events of the period between ca.1860 and ca. 1935. The buildings and structures constructed during this period display a variety of architectural forms and styles, including Italianate, Gothic Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, and Neo-Classical, and reflect the development of the town in the last half of the nineteenth century and early
Also see . . .
1. Beaufort, South Carolina, from Wikipedia. The city has been featured in the New York Times, named "Best Small Southern Town" by Southern Living, named a "Top 25 Small City Arts Destination" by American Style, and a "Top 50 Adventure Town" by National Geographic Adventure. (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. National Register Information and pictures on Beaufort Historic District (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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