601 Charles Street
City Directories and History: “Built in 1844, the church is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. The exterior walls are finished in white stucco. The high, many- paned windows along the sides are separated by pilasters. A recessed portico supported by two large Doric order columns is on the gable (east) end. In 1857 the slave membership of the church was 3,317, while the white membership numbered 182. During the Civil War the church was used as Hospital Number 14.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
The Yorkville Enquirer of Feb. 20, 1917 reported that First Baptist Church of Beaufort proposes to erect a Sunday School building at a cost of several thousand dollars.
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IMAGE GALLERY via photographer Bill Segars – 2005