James Rhett House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Rhett's Folly; Scheper House
Street Address:
303 Federal St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 0758 0000
Date Surveyed:
July 6 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1884
Alteration Date:
circa 1920
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Construction Method:
masonry frame
Roof Shape:
gable (lateral)
Porch Width:
facade & right elevation
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Framed structure erected on high raised basement. Main facade facing south incorporates 5 bays with central entrance. Main door double with sidelights, transom and Gothic Revival style entablature at head. Full building height bay with three sides pro
Sanborn Maps show 2 story rear extension centered on north facade was added some time between 1912 and 1924; Feiss-Wright states 1920. Subsequently this also extended north by raised single story kitchen wing with gabled roof.
Historical Information:
Site owned by William Fripp before its sale at Direct Tax auction during Civil War. Present house said to have been built by James Rhett.
Source of Historical Information:
Direct Tax Commission Map of Beaufort, 1862
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