7-36 First Presbyterian Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 32° 26.000 W 080° 40.519
17S E 530523 N 3588515
Quick Description: Located on Church Street just south of North Street, Beaufort
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2020 6:57:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM11XMZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
Views: 2

Long Description:
Side 1
Early attempts to establish a Presbyterian church in Beaufort, in the 1740s and 1880s, were unsuccessful.
The first permanent congregation was founded in 1912 by 16 charter members.
In 1921, when it acquired this lot, Rev. A.P. Toomer put up a sign with the Old Testament verse "the people had a mind to work."
This Colonial Revival church, built in 1928-29, was designed by architect James H. Sams (1872-1935).
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Notable architectural features include simple clapboard siding and clear arched windows. Members completed the interior, with Rev. F.B. Mayes (minister 1925-1949) as chief carpenter and Elder J.W. Logan in charge. The 1947-48 chancel arches were built by the craftsmen who built the U.S. Naval Hospital. In 1988 First Presbyterian gave funds and members to help found Sea Island Presbyterian Church.

Erected by The Congregation 2012
Marker Name: First Presbyterian Church

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 7-36

County: Beaufort

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