City Directories and History: “Tabby is a building material made from a mixture of ground oyster shells, sand and water. This material was used for buildings on
Daufuskie Island, especially on Haig’s Point Plantation. Many slave quarters were constructed of wood and these have long since disintegrated, but remnants of structures made from the very durable tabby remain on Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head Island, and throughout the Lowcountry.” (Information courtesy of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation)
Click on Tabby Construction for an extensive history of the material.
The 1981 historic survey map of Daufuskie Island does not correspond to the numbering system on the historic survey cards – pictures. R&R has noted on each page the correct corresponding number. See enlargeable maps of Daufuskie Island’s historic survey at: Daufuskie Historic Survey Maps.
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