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Title 112 Beaufain Street (Whiteford Smith House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed 1837-40. This Greek Revival style double house with a double-tiered piazza, floor-to-ceiling windows and unfluted Doric columns was built by Whiteford Smith around 1840 as the popularity of classicism began to sweep the lowcountry. The house, faced with long-leaf pine weatherboarding, is topped by a hipped roof and rests on a partial basement. The double house plan is slightly unusual in that the two front rooms are nearly twice the size of the two rear rooms. The lumber merchant Joseph Ward Mott acquired the property before selling it to James Gray, master in equity, in 1849. The 1886 earthquake damage survey lists the property in good condition with the exception of the chimneys. Recent owners discovered the remains of an original painted ceiling.

File contains HCF staff research notes; brief house history notes; newspaper article "'New Classicism' Design Evident in 112 Beaufain" (DYKYC); photocopies of photos of the fence; Rosen and Associates inspection report (1997); plat; real estate listing (description, photo, and floor plan).
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Beaufain Street
Harleston Village
Physical Description 1 File Folder
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Object ID # BEAUFAIN.112.001