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Saltus-Habersham House, 802 Bay Street, Beaufort, Beaufort County, SC



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B&W Photos

HB1050775
General View: North (front) Elevation

HB1050779
Stair From Second Floor To Third Floor, From Northwest

HB1050780
Stair Ceiling Decoration (see Also Sc-461-3)


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Item Title


Location
802 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SC-461
Building/structure dates: 1796 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Significance: exceptionally tall, this tabby structure originally incorporating three full stories over an elevated basement. It is a rare example of a late eighteenth-century merchant's house constructed alongside of stores, a wharf, and other outbuildings on the waterfront. Architectural embellishments, singular in Beaufort County, include an elliptical timber staircase (added ca. 1825-35) and a domed star hall.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Commerce
Commercial Facilities


Related Names
Saltus, Capt. Francis
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Brooker, Colin, Historian
Bayless, Charles N., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW: NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. DETAIL OF CORNICE, NORTH (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. STAIR LOOKING UP FROM SECOND FLOOR. NOTE CEILING DECORATION (FLORAL DESIGN)
4. STAIR, FROM SECOND FLOOR TO THIRD FLOOR, FROM NORTHEAST. Plan of stair is elliptical, the inside well measuring 54' on major axis and 14' on minor axis. ALSO NOTE HIGH REEDED WAINSCOT
5. STAIR FROM SECOND FLOOR TO THIRD FLOOR, FROM NORTHWEST. Note extreme thin construction of support and outline of well ellipse on floor. Stair to first floor has been removed
6. STAIR CEILING DECORATION (see also SC-461-3)


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