Berners Barnwell Sams House (#2)
201 Laurens St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0583 0000
July 1 1997
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National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Two story "T" shaped brick structure raised on high tabby basement with five bay main facade facing south fronted by memorable porch featuring giant order of unfluted brick Doric columns finished in stucco. Main entrance has timber surround with linea
Service range adapted to provide rental accommodation.
Dr. Berners Barnwell Sams, a local planter and part owner of Datha (now known as Dataw) Island, is thought to have built this house in 1852. Facing an open area which is part of the property and long known as the "front green," the Sams house is a fine
Source of Historical Information:
Designated 38 BU 1016 in Historic Resources of Low Country, National Archives RG 58, Direct Tax Claims. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes.