Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House

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Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House
Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House is located in South Carolina
Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House
Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House is located in the US
Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House
Nearest city Frogmore, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°26′8″N 80°28′24″W / 32.43556°N 80.47333°W / 32.43556; -80.47333Coordinates: 32°26′8″N 80°28′24″W / 32.43556°N 80.47333°W / 32.43556; -80.47333
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1892
Architectural style Queen Anne
MPS Historic Resources of St. Helena Island c. 1740-c. 1935 MPS
NRHP reference # 88001730[1]
Added to NRHP May 28, 1989

The Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House, located in the Frogmore area of Beaufort County, South Carolina and in the shadows of the nearby Coffin Point Plantation, was built in 1892 as a residence for the plantation’s caretaker.[2][3] The Queen Anne style of architecture is considered marginally interesting, but it is noteworthy in that it is the only home known at this time that employed this style. During this era in the plantation’s history, the site primary dwelling was owned by James Donald Cameron, who was the Secretary of War under Ulysses S. Grant, and later, United States Senator from 1877-1897. The Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker’s House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 26, 1989.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Power, J. Tracy; Sherry Piland (February 15, 1988). "Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House, Beaufort County (Seaside Rd., St. Helena Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 7 December 2012.