Sarah Gibbes Barnwell House
314 Charles St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 847B 0000
March 9 1998
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
gable (end to front)
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
unoccupiedUnoccupied 2 story frame dwelling raised high on brick piers now part infilled with concrete block. 3 bay main facade faces street to east and has entrance right. Entrance approached via 2 story tiered porch somewhat monumental in concept carried on well
front steps reconstructed; house remodeled in 1966, "old interior wood was removed" (Feiss-Wright)
Appears in Civil War era photographs (HBF Collection) suggesting construction during 1850's. Site is identified as the property of Mrs.Sarah G.Barnwell in 1862. Sarah (1788-1866) was the youngest daughter of Gen. John Barnwell and she never married.
Source of Historical Information:
National Archives, RG 58 Direct Tax Claims. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files. The Story of An American Family, Stephen B. Barnwell, 1969.