Tuesday, July 19, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
Do you love the charm and character of the historical Southern homes? If that answer was YES, then you’ve got to be sure to meander the streets of the Downtown Beaufort Historic District. A beautiful mix of Victorian, Federal, Neo-Classical and Greek Revival styles line the gorgeous tree-lined streets with lushly manicured yards.
These amazing homes, dating back to the late 1700s and early 1800s feature incredible craftsmanship with precision detailing and ornamentation. Large front porches and wraparounds beckoned neighbors to gather and visit while welcoming all to the decadent interiors. Interior finishings often included marble, mahogany, and exquisite woodworking throughout. With iron works and masonry displays on the outside.
The Beaufort historic district is broken down into 5 distinctive neighborhoods; Old Point, which is home to some of the most luxurious and largest oldest homes in Beaufort and is located between Carteret Street and the Beaufort River. A beautiful canopy of live Oak’s hovers over exquisite Queen Anne & Victorian-style homes overlooking the river. A truly romantic spot for an evening walk. The Bluff, located along the edges of North Street and Bay Street houses some of the homes you’d recognize most along with the U.S District Courthouse. Old Commons, which is the northeastern region of the historic district and features more of the standard-sized historical homes along with unique graveyards and commercial buildings. This section has had some modern updates in homes and commercial structures but still does retain the southern charm of yesteryear. The Northwest Quadrant encompasses more 19th and 20th-century homes that are smaller and narrow, but still distinctive. Bladen Street runs through this area.
While many of these homes suited many purposes throughout their years, from single-family to military hospitals, officer quarters, post-master suites, and more. They have been restored to their former glory and now sit on the National Historic Register.
Today these impressive homes are an ode to the past, still surrounded by Spanish moss and towering live oaks, impeccably manicured yards and showcasing their glory with hope to the future.
Learn more about the Beaufort Historic District and its homes here.
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