City Directories and History: “William Joseph Thomas built this house in 1909. The building is two stories in height with a hip roof and end chimneys. It was built in the Beaufort style utilizing, as much as possible, fireproof materials. The exterior is concrete stone blocks, made near the house using materials brought from Charleston. Two-story porches supported by paired, fluted, Doric order columns with a concrete balustrade span the facade. The columns are concrete reinforced with steel.
Originally on this site was a two-story tabby house constructed during the Federal Period. Owned prior to the Civil War by the Reverend Stephen Elliott, the house was used as offices of the “Free South,” a newspaper published during the war by the Union army. This building was torn down and replaced by a frame building which was destroyed in the fire of 1907.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
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