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Retreat Plantation, 130 Pinckney Retreat Road, Beaufort, Beaufort County, SC



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Location
130 Pinckney Retreat Road, Beaufort vicinity, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SC-860
Building/structure dates: 1940 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1769 initial construction
Significance: The tallest double-pile tabby structure now extant, this building illustrates (despite extensive alteration) large scale, multi-story tabby construction at its most developed stage.Construction of the house, sometime before the American Revolution, is traditionally attributed to French immigrant Jean de la Gaye. De la Gaye conducted business in Beaufort for a time, but returned to France in 1769. Occupied for most of the nineteenth century, the house was abandoned in 1912. By 1939 the roof had collapsed; interior materials such as the floorboards and fireplaces were looted. The following year new owners began to renovate and restore the structure; in 1950 a kitchen wing was added. The property was sold in 2003 to a developer.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Domestic Life
Plantation Houses


Related Names
De Le Gaye, Jean
DeSaussure, Daniel
Barnwell, Gen. John
Barnwell, Sarah B.
Walker, Rev. Edward T
Sturdevant, James
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Brooker, Colin, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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