William Fripp House
302 Federal St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0843 0000
August 2 1997
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
over 1 bay, less than full
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Mixed Greek Revival and Federal detail suggests more than one construction phase, the first perhaps c. 1830 as attributed the second soon after 1840. Full extent of each phase requires investigation. Two story structure erected on high raised masonry bas
Tradition states the house was moved from neighboring site and part rebuilt or extended.
Construction of this house is attributed to William "Good Billy" Fripp (1788-1860), one of area's wealthiest nineteenth century planters. At the time of his death, Fripp is reported to have owned more than 3,000 acres of land on St. Helena Island. The F
Source of Historical Information:
National Archives, RG 58 Direct Tax Claims. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files.