A part of HBF’s Scholar Series
In The Beaufort Style, presented by Historic Beaufort Foundation Executive Director Cynthia C. Jenkins, 2021 Recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Preservation.
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Members: $65 | Non-Members: $75
THE BEAUFORT STYLE
Just as Charleston and Savannah developed unique individual styles of residential architecture in the early years of the 18th century so did their smaller neighbor located between the two on Port Royal Island in the old Beaufort District. Beaufort, South Carolina’s second oldest town, founded in 1711 did not grow as fast the two larger more urban towns but was just as strategically settled on a bend in the Beaufort River.
The Beaufort Style reflects the rural setting of the new town laid out following the natural bends of the river as it wraps around Beaufort’s famous Point. Sometimes referred to by architectural historians as a “plantation style come to town.” Beaufort’s architectural heritage clearly reflects both topographic and climatic conditions with key design elements that ensured more comfort in the sub-tropical climate of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Historic Beaufort Foundation’s annual Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens offers the unique opportunity to visit inside private houses, gardens and country estates. Take the short journey south this October to experience the charm and character of our smaller 18th century town and explore the architecture and setting of our National Historic Landmark District.