Beaufort: Topographic Views of Historic District (Beaufort, SC) : View along Bay Street

Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott, 1960-
Published/Created:
Historic District, Old Point Neighborhood, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
1997
Date Depicted:
May 1997 (photographed)
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Materials:
photographs
Notes:
The community which is now Beaufort had its beginning in 1710, when Barbadian planters, English indenture servants, tradesmen, and religious dissenters came here to seek their fortunes. These early settlers built houses of clapboard and of tabby, a durable cement-like material composed of oyster shells, sand and a lime obtained through the burning of oyster shells. As prosperity increased, the houses grew larger and more elaborate. Designed for airiness and coolness, the "Beaufort Style" incorporated elements of Georgian and Colonial architecture as well as those of Greek Revival and semi-tropical Spanish. House building in Beaufort reached its peak during the years 1820-1860. During and after the Civil War, the houses were sold at auction by the Federal Government. Only a very few of the original owners were able to reclaim their homes. Several were bought by former slaves, some by former Union soldiers, and several by Northerners who came to Beaufort as participants in the Reconstruction effort. There is a National Historic Landmark District. The Point neighborhood (also known as the Old Point) is home to some of Beaufort's largest, oldest, and most expensive homes. Defined as the land between Carteret Street and the Beaufort River.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1B3-AB-B-K1
Genre:
urban and topographical views
Format:
Image
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architecture; cityscape; Restoration and conservation visual works; photographs; visual works; topographical views
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Six
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4125
OID:
10078729
PID:
digcoll:1815016