Hext-Sams House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Riverview; Hext House
Street Address:
207 Hancock St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 0580 0000
Date Surveyed:
July 1 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1780
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Roof Shape:
gable (lateral)
Porch Width:
full facade
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Rectangular structure raised on a tabby basement with brick end chimneys of shouldered form east and west. Main facade faces south and incorporates five bays with central entrance. Three light transom over main door, simple molded surround defines doorw
Central rear block extended north, flanking wings much altered. Handrails replaced on south porch, interior reworked.
Historical Information:
This house has long been considered one of the oldest houses in Beaufort. Traditionally referred to as the Elizabeth Hext House, its date of construction has been cited anywhere from 1700 to 1780. surviving architectural evidence being most consistent wi
Source of Historical Information:
National Archives RG 58 Direct Tax Claims. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files. Feiss-Wright survey lists site as 209 Hancock St.
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