Beaufort Historic District

Bounded by the Beaufort River, Bladen, Hamar, and Boundary Sts., Beaufort, South Carolina


St. Helena Episcopal Church

Constructed: 1817

Photo taken by Michael Miller in May 2015



Street Views 


This coastal city, the second oldest town in the state, is marked by a distinctive style of Southern architecture, different from that of Savannah and Charleston. Structures in the district date from the early 18th to mid-19th century; houses have 2-story porticoes or verandas, and airy, open interiors. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 1969
Reference number
Architectural styles
Federal; Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival; et al.
Areas of significance
Architecture; Exploration/Settlement; Military; Ethnic Heritage - Native American; Commerce; Community Planning and Development; Social History; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Business; Single dwelling; Specialty store; Department store; Meeting hall; Religious structure
Current functions
Specialty store; Single dwelling; Department store; Meeting hall; Religious structure
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1600-1649; 1650-1699; 1850-1874; 1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1825-1849; 1750-1799; 1500-1599
Significant years
1521; 1710; 1861
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 467
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 5
Contributing objects: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 348
Non-contributing sites: 2

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2021: New photo from Michael Miller
  • December 2, 2019: New photos from Michael Miller
  • May 28, 2015: New photo from Michael Miller
  • August 15, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • June 16, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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