Robert Smalls House

511 Prince St., Beaufort, South Carolina

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McKee-Smalls House

1. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Robert Smalls (1839-1915) was an important black lawmaker who fought for black rights in the years following the end of the Civil War. He had served in the South Carolina Legislature and the U.S. Congress. He was born a slave, and during the Civil War he became a national hero by capturing the Confederate ship, Planter. In his declining years he served as a customs collector for the Port of Beaufort. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS SC-398)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 30, 1974
Reference number
74001823
NR name
Smalls, Robert, House
Areas of significance
Military; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1839; 1851; 1868

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2019: New photo from Michael Miller
  • July 1, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street View"
  • July 1, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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