William Henry Trescot House
500 Washington St.;(Beaufort County)
R120 004 000 434A 0000
July 22 1997
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
gable (end to front)
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
House moved from 1011 Bay Street, 1975.Raised 2 story frame structure with 5 bay facade facing street to east. Entrance from south side. 2 story tiered porch raised on stuccoed masonry arches. French doors open to porch at 1st and 2nd floor levels.
Extensively restored and altered after its move from Bay Street.
William Henry Trescot, historian and diplomat, is said to have built this house on Barnwell Island Plantation shortly before the Civil War. Among his many diplomatic posts, Trescot served as Secretary of Legation at London in 1852 until 1854 and was appo
Source of Historical Information:
Historic Beaufort Foundation historic sites survey files. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes. Listed in Feiss-Wright survey as 1011 Bay Street (subsequently moved).