Dr. Joseph Johnson House
411 Craven St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 0839 0000
August 5 1997
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
low parallel gables behind parapet
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
Notable 2 story brick built structure raised high on elevated basement. House is "T" shaped in plan, its main facade incorporating 5 bays with central doorway facing south. The S. facade is fronted by a 5 bay wide porch supported by 2 story high octagon
Raised single story rear (north) entrance porch added; interior refurbished.
"The Castle" was built for Dr. Joseph Fickling Johnson by J.S.Cooper, a local builder, according to an agreement signed December 5, 1859. The contract was completed on August 8, 1861, however some elements of the house, notably its porch railings, mantel
Source of Historical Information:
Gerhard Spieler, description of original Building Contract (ex.Beaufort Gazette, undated cutting HBF). See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes. Historic Beaufort Foundation, historic sites survey files.