Captain Francis Saltus House
Habersham House; Belk's
802 Bay St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0938 0000
July 10 1997
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National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
structure disused at time of Survey.Important tabby structure, formerly 3 full stories over raised basement. 5 bay main facade faces street to north, first floor walls N and S removed to create retail space c.1870. End walls E and W are gabled with low parapet emerging above roof line. En
House apparently reworked in 1820's when present staircase installed. Much altered after 1870 by D.C. Wilson who introduced retail space at ground level which required the original first floor to be lowered.
House built by Captain Francis Saltus in 1796. Saltus was a merchant with commercial connections in New York, Charleston, SC and West Indies. There is strong archaeological evidence suggesting that Saltus had a boatyard behind (ie. south of) his house
Source of Historical Information:
Colin Brooker " Architectural and Archaeological Investigation at 802 Bay St. SC. " 1996. Listed in Feiss-Wright survey as 802-806 Bay St.