W.J.Jenkins House; Saxton House
901 Craven St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0800 0000
September 15 1997
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
2 story dwelling now "T"" shaped in plan raised high on brick piers. Entrance facade faces south and incorporates 5 bays with central doorway approached via brick steps supported on semi-circular arch and 2 story tiered porch. Porch carried on slim Tusc
Originally house appears to have been 5 bays x 2 bays, additional rear rooms being added after Civil War. Doorway suggests rehabilitation during 1870's or slightly later.
Construction is attributed to W.J.Jenkins c. 1845. Before occupation of Beaufort by Union forces during Civil War owned by Col. B. Johnson. During late 1860's became hotel named Saxton House, newspapers then mentioning "improvements".
Source of Historical Information:
Historic Resources of the Low Country, 1979 where designated 38BU1061; Direct Tax Commission map of Beaufort, 1862.