Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House

Adjacent to Coffin Point Plantation, off Seaside Rd., Frogmore, South Carolina


Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House, Beaufort County (Seaside Rd., St. Helena Island)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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This house, built in 1892 to serve as a residence for the caretaker of the Coffin Point Plantation, is significant for its association with the plantation and as an example of the influence of the Queen Anne style in the architectural evolution of St. Helena Island. The residence is not an outstanding example of the style. The corner turret is the primary indication of its stylistic derivation. However, it is the only resource known at this time on St. Helena Island that reflects this style. James Donald Cameron owned Coffin Point Plantation and made it his winter retreat when this house was built for his caretaker. Cameron, a Pennsylvanian, was former Secretary of War under Ulysses S. Grant and served as United States Senator from 1877 to 1897. Listed in the National Register May 26, 1989. - SCDAH

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1989
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant year

Update Log 

  • December 2, 2019: New photo from Michael Miller
  • August 20, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Description"

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