This Federal style house on Front Street was built around 1768 as the home of a ship captain. The sea captain's daughter died at sea. Her body was preserved in a keg of rum. She is now buried in the Old Burying Ground
I can find no information about this house except for a painting by Mary Warshaw which is of almost exactly this view. Her note indicates that the house was built about 1880. She says "..all I know is that it was handed down by virtue of "lifetime rights."
It is hard to believe, but the Beaufort Historical Society map notes that this house was moved from the corner lot by mules, and the invalid owner didn't realize what was taking place until he saw the scenery outside his window changing. It certainly looks settled now. I was only able to identify it because I found an antique postcard of it, because the Historical Society map eschews the use of any kind of street address.
The house, which is across the street from the Historical Center building was built in the Bahamian style is on the original site. The exterior door has an historic decorative faux finish. Inside it is also authentically restored.
Add more than a little color to your trip to Beaufort.....Get a quick lunch.....Try one of TERRY'S DAWGS.......a little off the beaten track but easy to find. You will find Terry and his special mustards and sauces (even made the trek to the Big Apple to find the latest) on Middle Lane in Beaufort. He's easy to find.......Middle Lane is parallel and one street back from Front Street, between Turner and Craven Streets....actually sorta behind Clawson's Restaurant (on Front Street). Terry is there most days (weather permitting) from around 11 to around 3. My mouth is watering as I type this tip...hmmm?....think I'll walk over tomorrow and get one myself !
According to Mary Warshaw, this house which is at 215 Front Street is the Morse House. It demonstrates a typical Beaufort gable “hip” roof which is the Greek Revival period architecture’s distinguishing characteristic. The roof maintains a steep pitch at the ridge but then breaks to cover porches in front and bays in the rear at lesser pitches. Typical roofs of this style have at least three planes, but many houses have four.
The house at 219 was the townhouse for Col. John Easton. It was Col. Easton who led the Beaufort militia against the British landing in 1782. Later this house was a hospital and then during the Civil War was a prison. The Easton House (219 Front) has five of the gable 'hip' planes.
If anyone knows anything about the house in this picture, I'd appreciate knowing. I can't quite read the darned script sign on the porch, and I can't find anything about it in my print materials or on the internet.
Mary Warshaw corrected my spelling - I thought it was the James Mining House [and I STILL think that it is inappropriate to have signs that people can't read even if they do look real pretty] and says, "Lots of history here. Dr. Manney provided some of the brick for the building of Fort Macon."
The sign on the house says it is the Fulcher House, so I am sure that is what it is. I thought it was the same as the Belcher-Fulcher House, but Mary Warshaw thinks it is probably the Fulcher House in the first block of Front Street instead.
The first jail in town was built by Daniel Reese on lot 7 in “Old Town”, which is where Queen St. is today. The jail can be seen at the Beaufort Historic Grounds.
The Carteret County Jail from about 1829 is supposed to be architecturally perfect. It contains two cells and jail keeper's quarters. The facility was used as a jail until 1954. It is on the left half out of the picture, because I was actually taking a picture of the Apothecary Shop and Doctor's Office circa 1859.
The Doctor's Office is a restored building containing appropriate furnishings and many original articles and examples of instruments, bottles, and prescriptions used in early country medicine.
This shows the steeple of the church which is next to the Old Burying Ground. Inside, hand carved woodwork adorns the walls and ceiling, and there are stained glass windows that date back to 1898.
This is another house that I can't find out anything about it, and I can't quite read the sign on the porch. I think it is near the Piver House on Orange Street - at least that is the next picture.
Dr. Davis had an apothecary and medical office building which has been moved to a site next to the Beaufort Historical Site for tours