PRESERVATION ECONOMIST DONOVAN RYPKEMA PRESENTS

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Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 

PRESERVATION ECONOMIST DONOVAN RYPKEMA PRESENTS

Leading preservationist economist Donovan Rypkema will speak on the economic impact of historic preservation at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at USCB’s Center for the Arts.

The talk is open to the public and will include a Q&A at the end. Masks are required. The event is being sponsored by the City of Beaufort, Historic Beaufort Foundation and USCB’s Center for the Arts. It will be livestreamed on the City of Beaufort’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC.

Rypkema is principal of Place Economics, a real estate and economic development consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Educated at Columbia University, Rypkema earned a Master of Science in historic preservation, and is author of several publications including Community Initiated Development, The Economics of Rehabilitation, and the Feasibility Assessment Manual for Reusing Historic Buildings. His book, “The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader’s Guide,” is widely used nationwide and has been translated into Russian and Korean.

Rypkema has undertaken assignments for public and non-profit sector clients in 49 states. He has worked with such groups as the Urban Land Institute, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, the American Planning Association, Smart Growth America, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the International Downtown Association. His federal clients have included the Department of the Interior and the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation.

Rypkema shared in an interview in 2018 with South Dakota Public Broadcasting, “We’re really in the business of economic development, and so we don’t advocate for historic preservation with historic preservation as an end, we argue for it as a means to a lot of things, including its economic impact, and that manifests itself in a greater labor intensity, so it means local jobs, it means a difference in property value appreciation, which means money in the pockets of homeowners, it means a central role in downtown revitalization, it means a lower level of foreclosure patterns in historic districts, it means an incubator for small and startup businesses, there’s a whole range of contributions that historic buildings make that aren’t because of some stupid gargoyles. It’s really of the kind of character and quality of those buildings.”

LIBERTY LINE-X Q&A

LIBERTY LINE-X Q&A

At Liberty LINE-X, we get a lot of questions from customers about our services and products. We wanted to take a minute to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get at the store. We’re here to help you when it comes to all your vehicle needs. So buckle up—here we go!

WHY LINE-X?

Unsurprisingly, we get a lot of questions about LINE-X. What can LINE-X do for my truck? Is LINE-X worth it? How is LINE-X installed? If you had to choose one aftermarket accessory to your truck, it should be LINE-X. LINE-X can do more for your truck than any other accessory. What’s so great about LINE-X? It:

  • Resists staining from chemicals ·Prevents leaks, rust and corrosion
  • No cracking, bubbling or peeling ·Permanent bond
  • Environmentally friendly-VOC free ·Impact-absorbing
  • Sound-dampening ·Custom color options
  • Lifetime Warranty

Convinced? Bring your truck into Liberty LINE-X and our highly trained, expert technicians will perfectly install LINE-X to your truck bed. A LINE-X bedliner will revolutionize your truck!

WHY DOES MY TRUCK SQUAT WHEN I’M PULLING A BOAT OR TRAILER? WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX THIS PROBLEM?

Truck squatting—or trailer sag—is caused when excessive weight is applied to the rear axle. When too much pressure is put on the rear of the truck, the front end pops up. Your truck is no longer in correct towing position.

Luckily, this is an easy fix. At Liberty LINE-X, we can get your truck set up with an air suspension kit. Air Lift suspension kits help your truck tow and haul, all while adding to your safety and comfort. Air Lift Springs will keep your truck from squatting, swaying and bouncing when you’re pulling your boat or trailer.

HOW CAN I GET MY JEEP READY FOR OFF-ROADING ADVENTURES?

We can help you make your JEEP an off-road machine! What accessories do you need to ensure your JEEP is ready for any terrain? We recommend the following aftermarket accessories to get your JEEP where it needs to be:

LINE-X

LINE-X isn’t only for truck beds. LINE-X can protect your JEEP interior as well. Off-roading gets messy and your JEEP can take a beating. Keep your interior looking pristine with an application of LINE-X. LINE-X can take whatever you can dish out.

Lift
Lift kits raise your JEEP so you have more clearance, which is extremely important for keeping your JEEP safe when off-roading. You can choose from different heights and determine which is best for you, depending on your off-roading plans.      

Tires
Tires can determine the performance you’ll get out of your JEEP. If you want to off-road, you’ve got to get the right tires. But even within the category of off-roading, there are tires for various types of terrain—from trails to mud to rocks. We can help you sort out the right tires to get the grip and traction you need.

Wheels

Wheels are a great addition to an off-roading package. Wheels can upgrade your off-road game by increasing performance, traction and load-carrying capacity. Wheels can also make more extreme off-roading tricks possible.

Winch
A winch takes off-roading to a whole new level. Winches can get you to places that are otherwise unattainable. A winch allows you to pull your JEEP when it gets stuck and enables you to move large obstacles in your path.

Still have more questions? We’re here to help. At Liberty LINE-X, we put our customers first and we’ll make sure you can make educated decisions for all your vehicle needs. Come visit us and let us answer your questions in person!

LINE-X OF SAVANNAH: YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR TRUCK ACCESSORIES!

LINE-X OF SAVANNAH: YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR TRUCK ACCESSORIES!

LINE-X of Savannah is your one-stop shop for all your truck accessories. Sometimes, aftermarket accessories can be as important as the truck itself. Afterall, your truck has to perform how and when you need. Whether you’re on the jobsite or out for a weekend adventure, truck accessories can make your life easier. Come into our store and we can help you decide which accessories are essential to get your truck performing to perfection. We’ve got whatever you need!

LINE-X Spray on Bedliner
A spray on bedliner from LINE-X may be the best thing you can do for your truck. Our bedliners provide ultimate protection for your truck bed. LINE-X prevents rust, scratching, and deterioration from destroying your truck bed. Your truck will look great too!

Tonneau Covers
While truck beds are often used to haul things around, they also store expensive tools and equipment. If you need to protect your gear, you probably need a tonneau cover. With so many options, it can be hard to choose. We can help you navigate the world of tonneau covers so you select the right one.

Tires and Wheels
Tires and wheels do more than change the look of your truck. Wheels and tires need to match the vehicle and usage. We stock and install tires and wheels for highway driving to off-roading. Whether you need your tires and wheels to withstand tough impact or intense use—or you want a certain look—we can find the perfect combination.  

Levels and Lifts
If you need added clearance for your truck, you have to consider level and lift kits. The right level or lift kit will raise your truck to get the clearance you need, making uneven and rocky terrain harmless.

Toolboxes
If you’re driving a truck, you’re likely to store tools in the truck bed. You want to keep your investments safe. Our secure toolboxes will keep your tools protected and your truck bed organized.

Weather Tech Accessories

Weather Tech offers a wide range of truck accessories to protect the inside and outside of your truck. From floor liners to pet accessories to phone holders. Whatever you need, Weather Tech has it.

Exhaust Systems

The right exhaust system will increase the performance and function of your truck. Keep exhaust away from passengers, control noise, and improve fuel consumption when you install the right exhaust system in your truck.

Grille Guards
The main purpose of a grille guard is to protect the front of your truck in an accident or collision. But, we’ve got to admit, they look pretty great too. A grille guard can safeguard your truck from accident, debris, and rough terrain.

Bumpers

Truck bumpers will help protect your truck from severe collision damage by absorbing impact. You can also specialize your bumper to fit various types of activities. We can help you find bumpers for off-roading, towing, and more.

Lights
You may not be aware of the wide range of lights available for your truck. You can light up any situation with LED head and tail lights, strobe lights, and light bars. We’ve even got lights for ATV’s and boats.

Decked Systems
If you’re in need of organization, a DECKED system is the answer. A DECKED system provides heavy duty protection for all your tools. Plus, with multiple configurations, you can customize the system to fit your lifestyle.

Bed Slides
Bed slides make it easy to access your truck bed. You won’t need to climb up into your truck bed or remove the tonneau cover to get to your gear. As the name suggests, bed slides give you the capability to slide the contents of your truck bed to you.

As you can see, there are so many options when it comes to accessorizing your truck. At LINE-X of Savannah, we carry the best brands and stock a large inventory of the most popular accessories. Plus, our experienced technicians will expertly install any accessories you choose. Come visit our store and let us get your truck ready to face anything!

GET A BOOST WITH RUNNING BOARDS: LINE-X

GET A BOOST WITH RUNNING BOARDS: LINE-X

Depending on the height of your truck (or you), it can be a challenge to get up into the cab. And you probably know that the simple solution to that problem is to install some running boards. But deciding which running boards are the best option for you, may not be as simple. At Liberty LINE-X, we can give you the information you need to find the right assist steps and running boards for your truck or SUV. First, let’s talk about the difference between step bars and running boards.

STEP BARS
Step bars function as a lower step to help you get into your truck or SUV. Step bars are made of either steel or aluminum and commonly run the length of the cabin. Step bar features include the following:

  • Streamlined appearance
  • Great option for off-roading
  • Side protection for your truck or SUV
  • Rounded shape prevents ice and snow buildup

RUNNING BOARDS
If you’ve got a higher vehicle, running boards might be a better choice because they give you additional height for increased clearance. Plus, running boards can really amp up your truck’s appearance by providing customization options. You can choose the shape, size, and style. We can also install lighted running boards to your truck or SUV. Running boards are probably the right pick if you’re looking for these characteristics:

 

  • Flatter and wider stepping surface
  • Keeps vehicle interior clean by providing wiping surface
  • Range of shapes and sizes
  • Helps protect doors
  • Upgrades vehicle appearance
  • Available in lighted and retractable options

Now, which brands are the best when it comes to side steps and running boards? Here are some of our favorite companies for these particular truck and SUV accessories:

Westin
Westin manufactures high quality step bars and running boards. Westin steps and running boards come with several different options and feature a non-skid surface.

Amp
Amp Powerstep Running Boards combine advanced technology with streamlined looks. The Powerstep design provides ultimate traction to prevent slipping when you’re climbing in or out of your truck or SUV. These running boards also come in various clearance heights.

N-Fab
N-Fab offers an extensive selection of side steps and running boards. You can choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials—from a rugged to contemporary look. N-Fab also offers upgrades such as lighting.

Luverne
With Luverne running boards, you are guaranteed functionality, durability, and style. Additionally, Luverne running boards are custom fit for your vehicle. Luverne aluminum steps package sleek with strong.

Rock Slide Engineering
Rock Slide Engineering specializes in aftermarket accessories for all JEEP Wrangler models. Rock Slide Engineering is meticulous in its attention to detail, providing the perfect accessory. Using state of the art technology, Rock Slide Engineering steps are the perfect choice for your JEEP.

 

Running boards and side steps are one of the most popular aftermarket accessories for trucks, JEEPs, and SUVs. Why? Because many customers see them as essential for safety and usability. At Liberty LINE-X, we can help you find the right running boards for your vehicle. And we can install whatever side steps or running boards you choose with efficiency and expertise. Come visit us at our shop and we’ll step up the look and functionality of your ride. 

THE HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION’S FALL FESTIVAL OF HOUSES & GARDENS

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Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 

THE HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION’S FALL FESTIVAL OF HOUSES & GARDENS

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and experience the history of beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina?

Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) would like to invite you to our Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens. Explore Beaufort’s history, architecture, and landscape in one unforgettable weekend as HBF introduces you to the Beaufort Style.

Friday Luncheon and Lecture
October 22nd 11:30am-1:00pm
Members: $65 | Nonmembers: $75

Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Executive Director, Cynthia Jenkins, 2021 recipient of The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Preservation, will discuss The Beaufort Style and Beaufort’s impact on architecture in the South.

Friday Walking Tour of National Landmark Historic District*
October 22nd 2:00pm-6:00pm
Members: $65 | Nonmembers: $75

We invite you to join us for a rare peek into Beaufort’s history as gracious property owners welcome you into their private homes and gardens to experience the history, architecture, and style of historic Beaufort.  Each of the homes on this year’s tour are representative of The Beaufort Style— ranging from a mid-19th century manor to a charming Victorian cottage.

*A Walking Tour Bundle is available for this event. You’ll receive $10 off when you book the Friday Walking Tour in combination with the Saturday Afternoon Country Retreat and Lowcountry Picnic.

Lowcountry Art Celebration
October 22nd 4:30pm-9:00pm

Beaufort’s Annual Fall Artwalk through historic Downtown Beaufort features 13 of Beaufort’s premier galleries. This thriving arts community represents more than 400 artists celebrating the Lowcountry.

 

Saturday Afternoon Country Retreat and Lowcountry Picnic
October 23rd 1:00pm-4:00pm
Members: $75 | Nonmembers: $85

If you are seeking a uniquely southern experience, look no further. Enjoy a picnic at a beautiful southern estate tucked in the banks of the Combahee River in Prince William Parish.  A delicious Lowcountry picnic lunch is included in this event. The estate is a short 30-minute drive from downtown Beaufort.

Sunday In the Beaufort Style-A Part of HBF’s Scholar Series
October 24th 9:30am-12:00pm
Members: $100 | Nonmembers: $125 Tickets are limited for this exclusive event.

Spend your morning immersed in the Lowcountry with a visit to the Barnwell Gough House and enjoy a truly southern brunch in the home’s formal gardens. This magnificent house showcases the influence of Adams and the burgeoning Federal style of architecture. With its southern facing orientation, T-shape design, hipped roof, two-story portico, and raised foundation, this home is a perfect example of the tabby form of architecture. Notable experts in the field will provide in-depth interpretations of this beautiful home In the Beaufort Style. Together, we’ll celebrate The Beaufort Style and its unique contribution to the southern landscape.

The Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Festival promises to be an enchanting weekend celebrating the beauty, influence, and community of historic Beaufort. We would love for you to join us for any-or all-of our unique and informative events as we come together to learn about the history and impact of Beaufort, South Carolina.

Register today!

CYNTHIA JENKINS RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNOR’S AWARD

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Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 

CYNTHIA JENKINS RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNOR’S AWARD

The Historic Beaufort Foundation is so pleased to announce that our executive director, Cynthia Jenkins, is this year’s recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Preservation!

This prestigious award recognizes excellence in the field of historic preservation and an individual’s commitment to preserving South Carolina’s history. The Governor’s Award is the highest honor given by the State of South Carolina and acknowledges achievements in support of historic preservation in South Carolina. This award is only presented to individuals who have exemplified lifelong dedication to the preservation of South Carolina’s historic buildings, structures or sites. No one epitomizes a love of South Carolina’s historic preservation more than Cynthia Jenkins.

Historic preservation has long been an integral part of Cynthia’s life. As the first person to receive an undergraduate degree in Historic Preservation, Cynthia has always understood the importance of maintaining and cultivating the history of people and places. Cynthia began her impressive career in historic preservation at the Lowcountry Council of Governments in Yemassee, South Carolina. From there, Cynthia joined the Tennessee State Historic Preservation Office and developed the methodology of

conducting statewide historic site surveys. While there, she also assisted in creating an efficient National Register program.

Cynthia quickly became a sought-after expert in the field of historic preservation. In 1996, the Preservation Society of Charleston saw the benefit of her experience and hired Cynthia as their Executive Director. While there, she focused on preservation advocacy, preservation education and preservation planning. Under her leadership, the Society’s endowment increased from less than $20,000 to more than $2,000,000. Cynthia’s love for preservation is contagious and the Preservation Society of Charleston’s membership increased by close to one third in number.

 

Over the years, Cynthia has served on over two dozen boards and commissions. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Clemson University and the University of Charleston and educational adviser at Middle State Tennessee University. Additionally, Cynthia continues to serve as a volunteer and on several Boards of Directors. Cynthia has had the opportunity to work with many different historic organizations in several places. In each of these roles, she has made important advancements in historic preservation.

But perhaps her favorite accomplishment has been her long association with the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Auldbrass Plantation near Yemassee, South Carolina. Cynthia was instrumental in securing its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. She also directed the monitoring of covenants for restoration required by the Historic Charleston Foundation.

In addition to her leadership roles, Cynthia has also found time to publish informative literature in areas of historic preservation. She surveyed, researched and wrote Historic Resources of the Lowcountry: A Regional Survey. She also assisted the City of Beaufort in developing The Beaufort Preservation Manual, which remains one of the most successful preservation design manuals for individuals and cities.

At the Historic Beaufort Foundation, we recognize how lucky we are to have Cynthia as our Executive Director. In 2019, she returned to the Historic Beaufort Foundation as the Executive Director. Here, she is focusing on the organization’s efforts of ensuring that preservation in Beaufort remains at the forefront by raising the organization’s profile, increasing membership, adding diversity and rehabilitating the Verdier House, a Beaufort landmark. Among other pivotal Beaufort projects, Cynthia was a key player in the development of the City’s Tourism Ordinance, the Tour Bus Ordinance and Film Guidelines. Wayne Vance, Chairman, HBF Board of Trustees, recognized Cynthia’s receipt of the Governor’s Award with the following words: “This is well deserved recognition of Cynthia’s talent, knowledge and dedication. Her leadership is invaluable to our community and to accomplishing the Foundation’s mission to preserve and protect Beaufort’s historic and architectural legacy.” 

Congratulations to Cynthia!

HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION FILES APPEAL OF HISTORIC REVIEW BOARD’S APPROVAL OF LARGE FOOTPRINT DEVELOPMENTS

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Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 

HISTORIC BEAUFORT FOUNDATION FILES APPEAL OF HISTORIC REVIEW BOARD’S APPROVAL OF LARGE FOOTPRINT DEVELOPMENTS

Today, Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) filed a petition in Circuit Court appealing the June 9 decision by the City of Beaufort’s Historic Review Board to allow construction of a four-level parking garage and a four-story hotel in the heart of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District.

HBF Executive Director Cynthia Jenkins said, “Beaufort is unique and has been fortunate to maintain a significant  portion of our architectural legacy and historic integrity. The Historic Review Board’s recent decisions not only impact our city now but, more importantly, set precedents for all future development.”

“HBF sees these as  generational projects that will forever adversely impact Beaufort. Our objective, as always, is not to prevent progress or development, but to ensure that all new construction is compatible with the significant character of Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark district,” Jenkins said.

HBF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education foundation created to preserve, protect, and present sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina. For more information on our mission and history, please visit historicbeaufort.org and follow us on social media, including Facebook and Instagram.

YOU’RE INVITED TO DINNER WITH ROBERT MILLS

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Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 

YOU’RE INVITED TO DINNER WITH ROBERT MILLS

Sponsored by the South Carolina Historical Society.

We are pleased to inform you of our next Dinner and a Lecture: Robert Mills: America’s First Native Born Architect. HBF’s lecture series is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a specific aspect of Beaufort and South Carolina history while making a deeper connection with our beautiful city. You are invited to join us as we learn about the life and legacy of Robert Mills, America’s first native-born architect, by lecturer William S. Davies, Jr.

Robert Mills was born in Charleston in 1781 and was the first architect to be entirely trained in the United States. Unlike other architects of this period who trained in Europe, Robert Mills’ style was completely developed out of his experiences within this country and influenced by the topography and character of the nation.

While he is most known for designing the Washington Monument, Robert Mills has been very influential in the architecture of South Carolina. Mills fell in love with architecture early on in his life. He studied under James Hoban and Benjamin Henry Latrobe, gaining extensive knowledge of the Classical Revival style. Before returning to his native South Carolina, Mills designed and worked on many historic buildings in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., areas. Later, he moved his family back to South Carolina and worked as the State Architect and Engineer for South Carolina. During this time, he designed 12 courthouses and the state’s asylum. Importantly, it was his training in the Classical Revival style that guided his architectural preferences. He was heavily influenced by Thomas Jefferson and believed the Classical Revival style signified the revitalization of the ancient republics. He further felt that this architecture represented the birth of a new nation following the Revolutionary War.

As we study the life of Robert Mills in a discussion led by William S. Davies, we will uncover the deep ties and impact of the Revolutionary War on the architecture of South Carolina. More importantly, we will have the opportunity to more fully understand the motivations and intentions of one of South Carolina’s most famous architects, as interpreted by well-known historian William S. Davies.

A prominent figure in this field of research, Davies focuses his presentation on Mills’ historic relationships to South Carolina. Davies was a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP for 34 years and practiced law in Columbia, S.C. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the Citadel. Currently, Mr. Davies is a member of the South Carolina Historical Society, the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust, the Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society, the South Carolina Archives & History Foundation, the Charleston Museum, the South Carolina State Museum and the Sons of the American Revolution, just to name a few. While his resume is impressive, we will have the opportunity to learn from Mr. Davies in an intimate setting, allowing for questions and conversation.

Please join us on July 26th for a glass of wine, refreshments, and conversation – and enriching experience for the mind and body. Tickets are on sale now for this fabulous event. You can purchase tickets on our website Historicbeaufort.org, by phone (842) 379-3331, or by coming into our office at 208 Scotts Street, Beaufort, S.C. We are limiting occupancy, so get your tickets soon! Please also support HBF partner and “Dinner and a Lecture” sponsor Saltus River Grill. Lecture attendees receive a 10% discount on dinner following the lecture when they present their lecture tickets.

IN THE BEAUFORT STYLE

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Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 

IN THE BEAUFORT STYLE

As you stroll along the streets in Beaufort, South Carolina, the charm and sense of nostalgia are unmistakable. There is something special about Beaufort. Is it the breeze off the water, the tree-lined streets, or the beautiful old homes reminding us of the past? It is the combination of these elements that truly represent Beaufort and it’s unique and idyllic charm.

Combining architectural beauty and its distinct terrain, Beaufort’s city plan was designed to fit the landscape and benefit from the Beaufort River. Beaufort is defined by its coastal setting, strategic location, and the architecture that developed over three centuries. Out of this design, a unique sense of place and a link to the Lowcountry has developed. One of the most defining forms of Beaufort architecture has grown out of this marriage of coastal land and history: the Beaufort Style.

The Beaufort Style is based on five architectural elements that are conventionally found in more rural settings. Different from the rowhouses of Savannah or Single Houses of Charleston, Beaufort homes were built on spacious lots—more like smaller versions of plantations.

 Colonial settlers of Beaufort designed homes with techniques that incorporated the topography and climate of the area—and specifically the South Carolina Lowcountry. Large windows take advantage of the breezes from the water, deep porches provide shade from the hot summer sun, and low-pitched roofs don’t hold onto the heat. But what architectural elements particularly set the Beaufort Style apart from other historic southern architecture?

The Beaufort Style typically employs these architectural elements:

A raised foundation of usually tabby or brick.

Tabby is a type of concrete that is made by combining lime, oyster shells, water, sand, and ash. This was popular foundation used by colonist settlers up and down the coast. A tabby foundation was an extremely popular choice in Beaufort, due to the abundance of oyster shells on the shoreline. Beaufort County has one of the largest collections of tabby structures in the country.

Houses that do not have a tabby foundation, will have a brick foundation. As bricklaying was an art previously known to settlers, it is no surprise that some homes feature this type of foundation.

A southern orientation toward the Beaufort River. Early settlers of Beaufort knew the importance of capturing cool breezes off the river. 

Porticos and piazzas on the southern façade, facing the river and the breeze.

Beauty and function combine with beautiful porticos and piazzas on houses  throughout Beaufort. Shady porches help residents manage the heat, but they also serve as key architectural elements that characterize the Beaufort Style.

Low pitched roofs.

Again, in an effort to beat the heat, colonial settlers focused on low pitched roofs that would prevent the heat from being trapped in the house. This picture of the Tabby Manse House shows this popular roof line.

A T-shaped plan.

The Beaufort “T” first appeared in the late Federal Period and allows for better cross-ventilation in the back area of houses. In 19th century examples, we can see the T-shape design being extended to outdoor spaces. The T-shape was tied to piazzas wrapping around three sides of the house—always on the southern elevation.

A distinctly southern town, Beaufort, South Carolina architecture makes it unique. The Beaufort Style has grown out of a combination of architectural preferences and livability. Large city lots and stately residences  bring the grandeur of plantation  architecture  to the city—a unique combination only found in Beaufort. As observed by Russell Wright in the early 1970’s, “Beaufort houses, free-standing on large lots, are more akin to the architecture of southern plantations of the period, plantations brought into town, than anything found in Charleston or Savannah.”

GET INVOLVED IN PRESERVING OUR HISTORY

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Historic Beaufort Foundation

By Mary Thompson 

GET INVOLVED IN PRESERVING OUR HISTORY

At Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) we are extremely grateful to our many patrons and for the generous donations that support our mission to preserve and protect Beaufort’s historic and architectural legacy. Through both one-time and annual donations and gifts, we are able to ensure that Beaufort’s history will not be forgotten.

HBF is proud to be a beneficiary of the Francis and Anne Griswold Trust. This generous and unrestricted gift assists HBF annually in meeting our preservation objectives. Although Francis Hanmer Griswold was originally from New York, he travelled to the southeast to perform research. During those years, Griswold spent time in Beaufort. Of the two novels he authored, one was set in Beaufort and the Carolina Lowcountry, A Sea Island Lady, and chronicled life in Beaufort from 1865 to 1930. Although Griswold moved to California for the remainder of his life, he held a special place in his heart for Beaufort. The Francis and Anne Griswold Trust was established at his death in 2001. The Historic Beaufort Foundation is so thankful to be one of the five non-profits who benefit from this annual benevolent gift.

 

We are grateful for every donation we receive. If you’re interested in supporting Historic Beaufort Foundation, there are several ways you can be involved!

There are many ways to help preserve Beaufort’s important history. We hope you’ll join us in whatever way works best for your schedule and life. As we look at the important impact that the Francis and Anne Griswold Trust has on maintaining Beaufort’s past, we’re excited at the future potential of similar gifts that will ensure the character of Beaufort endures for generations to come. 

Join us today!