Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Capt. Francis Saltus House
Significant as one of the tallest known surviving tabby structures, the house was built by a prominent merchant. Altered in the 20th century by removal of the first floor, it remains architecturally important.
Erected by Historic Beaufort Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 32° 25.839′ N, 80° 40.257′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Scott Street, on the right when traveling east on Bay Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the northeast corner of the subject building, facing Bay Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 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. Verdier House (a few steps from this marker); The Sam Levin Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christensen-Fordham Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away); The Wallace House (about 400 feet away); Brigadier General Stephen Elliott CSA (about 400 feet away); Beaufort Female Benevolent Society (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
Regarding The Capt. Francis Saltus House. Tabby is a type of concrete made by burning oyster shells to create lime, then mixing it with water, sand, ash and broken oyster shells.
Also see . . . South Carolina Historic Properties Record. Petitions to South Carolina Legislature show this tabby structure was erected by Captain Francis Saltus circa 1796 as a ship's store. Original building of which substantial segments survive, was a narrow rectangular end gable store built of tabby. (Submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.