Talbird House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
Hancock, SW corner Hamilton St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 569A 0000
Date Surveyed:
August 5 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1820
Historic Use:
Current Use:
Vacant/Not In Use
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Construction Method:
Foundation Materials:
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Ruins of tabby house and outbuildings. House almost entirely lost above ground except for main entrance steps. These comprise a single flight, fabricated of solid brick with marl or brownstone treads and an iron handrail. Tabby foundations of the 3 st
Structures burned in Great Beaufort Fire of 1907; ruins of main house subsequently demolished above ground level. Owner reports basement walls survive more or less intact below grade.
Historical Information:
Probably built by Col. Thomas Talbird. If so the traditional 1820 date is too late, a date nearer 1800 or 1795 being likely on stylistic criteria (cf. similar Saltus/ Habersham House, 802 Bay Street, Beaufort SC. also perhaps built by Col. Thomas Talbir
Source of Historical Information:
Information from Sams Family members. Photographs taken after fire of 1907, Historic Beaufort Foundation, Mr. T. Reeve Sams Collection,
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