Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House
705 Washington St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0319 0000
March 9 1998
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
over 1 bay, less than full
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
important 2 1/2 story tabby structure with pedimented porch facing south. 5 bay main facade with central entrance. Doorcase features fluted pilasters and includes transom. Porch supported on arched brick at the lowest level, two tiers of unfluted Doric c
Tripartite windows introduced to light rear (north) rooms from east or west c. 1825 or slightly later. Single story raised porch replaced in concrete block during 1950's or 1960's. Latter replaced with 2 story wing during 1980's when building conserved.
Elizabeth Barnwell (1753-1817) was the granddaughter of Tuscarora Barnwell. She married Richard Gough (1750-1796) of James Island in London in 1772. Their only child Marianna Gough was born in 1773. After a bitter quarrel Richard and Elizabeth separated.
Source of Historical Information:
Brooker Architectural Design, Job Files. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files.