Joseph Hazel House

Historic Property
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Street Address:
409 Federal St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 0746 0000
Date Surveyed:
June 7 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1840
Alteration Date:
1985 – 1989
Historic Use:
Current Use:
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Construction Method:
Exterior Walls Materials:
Foundation Materials:
Brick Piers
Roof Shape:
gable (lateral)
Roof Materials:
composition shingle
Porch Width:
over 1 bay, less than full
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Style is Late Federal with emergent Greek Revival details, date may be late 1830'sTwo story timber framed structure with lateral gabled roof raised on story height brick piers. Main facade facing south incorporates 5 bays with central entrances. 3 bay wide pedimented porch rises to full building height. This features platform supporte
Porch reconstructed, replacing full width porch added during 1930's or 1940's. Present is pediment original, remainder rebuilt on the basis of 1863 photographs and structural evidence.
Historical Information:
Documentary evidence suggests this house was probably built for Joseph Hazel, a local landowner, planter and plantation manager with property on Ladys Island (now Hazel Farm). Dale Rosengarten, in his book Tombee, remarks that Hazel "was a highly success
Source of Historical Information:
Diaries of Susan Rice, Beaufort County Library; Direct Tax Commission Map, 1862. "The Hazel House," Colin Brooker, Brooker Architectural Design, Beaufort SC 1994. Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files.
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