Thomas Fuller House
Tabby Manse; Onthank House
1211 Bay St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0770 0000
September 18 1997
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
entrance bay only
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
2 story "T" shaped dwelling raised on elevated basement with exterior walls constructed in tabby. S. facade looks toward Beaufort River. Incorporates 5 bays with central entrance, the entrance approached via raised 2 story tiered porch of 3 unequal bays
Raised single story rear porch with hipped roof (seen at outline during reconstruction) lost before 1970. Replaced by modern kitchen wing and terrace during 1980's. All windows replaced w/modern sash in 1980's.
Residence of Thomas Fuller who married Elizabeth Middleton in 1786 and may have built house at that time. Design follows model of circa 1780 Barnwell Gough House, Beaufort which was itself a vernacular adaptation of the Miles Brewton House, Charleston,
Source of Historical Information:
Historic Resources of the Low Country, 1979, where designated 38BU1050. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey file, including information provided by Mr. George Trask.