Charles Edward Leverett House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Street Address:
1301 Bay St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 0769 0000
Date Surveyed:
September 20 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1800
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Number of Stories:
Construction Method:
Roof Shape:
Porch Width:
facade & both elevations
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Raised 2 story "T" shaped framed dwelling facing Beaufort River to south. S. facade 5 bays. Central entrance has transom and sidelights the pattern repeated at 2nd. floor level to give porch access. 2 story tiered porch S. carried on slim doric column
The exterior of the house was restored in 1997; extensive interior alterations were carried out atv the time
Historical Information:
The story that this house was moved to Bay Street from St. Helena Island by Dr. Benjamin Rhett around 1850 is often repeated however documentaion confirming the tale is never cited. Sstylistic evidence suggests the house was built in the early 1800s a
Source of Historical Information:
US National Archives, Direct Tax Claims. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes (Lee House). Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey file.
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