712 New St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0547 0000
September 1 1997
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National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Original block single story raised on brick piers. Rare example of late 18th century plantation style single dwelling with through hall plan, exterior end chimneys (east and west); engaged porch on south side and double pitch gabled roof. South facade
1880 addition to north, single story on brick piers with pedimented gable ends forming "T" shaped plan. Modern extension (1985 ca.) to north with porch east and west, end chimney.
An incised inscription found on a staircase support and the architectural style of the house suggest that its first phase of construction took place in 1791. Benjamin Chaplin was most likely the builder. Property had passed to Baynard family before 1862
Source of Historical Information:
Owners, Dr. and Mrs. J. Shinn. Measured survey records, Brooker Architectural Design. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files.