City Directories and History: “Built ca. 1720 by Thomas Hepworth, Chief Justice of the Colony, the small frame house is the oldest in Beaufort and one of the oldest in the four-county Lowcountry district. The steeply pitched gable roof has dormer windows on both the north and south elevations. The original structure, built on a phosphate rock foundation/basement, was 38’9′ wide and 25’5″ deep. An addition of 9’2″ was made on the east side soon after the house was built. The one-and-a-half-story house has a central chimney.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
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