Category Archives: Historic Homes

Beaufort Arsenal – 3 Craven Street, Beaufort SC

Built in: 1795 Rebuilt in: 1852 Construction of the Beaufort Arsenal was begun in 1795 and completed by 1799. The authorization by the state legislature in 1795 stated: “And be it further enacted, that General Barnwell, Thomas Grayson, and Ralph Elliott, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, and by virtue of this act, are […]

John Mark Verdier House – 801 Bay Street, Beaufort SC

Built in: 1801 This prominent Federal style mansion was built circa 1801 by by John Mark Verdier 1 (1759-1827), a local merchant and planter, on land which before the American Revolution belonged to another merchant, Francis Stuart. Verdier’s fortunes reflected the changing economics of Beaufort’s merchant class, rising to great stature and wealth before the […]

George Elliott House – 1001 Bay Street, Beaufort SC

Built in: 1844 When George Elliott built this house about 1840, it had no upper verandah; so the four massive pillars rose to the roof unimpeded. The second story verandah was added in the late nineteenth century. Among the many excellent features of the house are a fine fan lit doorway, attractive iron railings, and […]