Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Wallace House
Erected by Historic Beaufort Foundation.
Location. 32° 25.852′ N, 80° 40.185′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Bay Street east of Carteret Street (Business U.S. 21), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject house, just to the right of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 Bay Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christensen-Fordham Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Stephen Elliott CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); First Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a The Sam Levin Building (about 300 feet away); The Capt. Francis Saltus House (about 400 feet away); Verdier House (about 400 feet away); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
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1. The Wallace House. Dr. Thomas Fuller once lived in a tabby house which stood on this corner. At one time fifteen children who all reached maturity lived in each of the three houses that originally stood on this block, making a total of forty-five. The Fullers, the Elliots and the Samses had one hundred servants between them. (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Great Fire of Beaufort. Three little boys, all younger than 10, snuck into a barn on Bay street to smoke a cigarette. By the time they finished their mischievous deed, they caused the start of what would be pure devastation to downtown Beaufort. It was at 1:30 pm on January 19th, 1907, when the alarm was sounded. The first home to catch fire was the home of Mr. Wallace. The home of Mr. Thomas and two other small homes were completely destroyed. The home of Mrs. Cory, a tabby home, began to burn next. Thankfully the home was made of tabby because it prevented to fire from spreading farther (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.