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Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Presbyterian Church

 
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2013
1. First Presbyterian Church Marker
Inscription.
Early attempts to establish
a Presbyterian church in
Beaufort, in the 1740s and
1880s, were unsuccessful.
   The first permanent
congregation was founded in
1912 by 16 charter members.
In 1921, when it acquired
this lot, Rev. A.P. Toomer
put up a sign with the
Old Testament verse "the
people had a mind to work."
   This Colonial Revival
church, built in 1928-29,
was designed by architect
James H. Sams (1872-1935).

( Reverse text)

   Notable architectural
features include simple
clapboard siding and clear
arched windows. Members
completed the interior,
with Rev. F.B. Mayes
(minister 1925-1949) as
chief carpenter and Elder
J.W. Logan in charge. The
1947-48 chancel arches
were built by the craftsmen
who built the U.S. Naval
Hospital. In 1988 First
Presbyterian gave funds and
members to help found Sea
Island Presbyterian Church.

 
Erected 2012 by The Congregation. (Marker Number 7-36.)
 
Location. 32° 25.999′ N, 80° 40.517′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort
First Presbyterian Church Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2013
2. First Presbyterian Church Marker, reverse side
County. Marker is on Church Street near North Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 North Street, Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Helena's Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Helena's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away); The Baptist Church of Beaufort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Old Baptist Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Smalls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beaufort County, South Carolina (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
First Presbyterian Church Marker on Church Street, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2013
3. First Presbyterian Church Marker on Church Street, looking north
First Presbyterian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2013
4. First Presbyterian Church and Marker
First Presbyterian Church Marker, looking south on Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2013
5. First Presbyterian Church Marker, looking south on Church Street
First Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2013
6. First Presbyterian Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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