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Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker's House, Beaufort County (Seaside Rd., St. Helena Island)
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This house, built in 1892 to serve as a residence for the caretaker of the Coffin Point Plantation, is significant for its association with the plantation and as an example of the influence of the Queen Anne style in the architectural evolution of St. Helena Island. The residence is not an outstanding example of the style. The corner turret is the primary indication of its stylistic derivation. However, it is the only resource known at this time on St. Helena Island that reflects this style. James Donald Cameron owned Coffin Point Plantation and made it his winter retreat when this house was built for his caretaker. Cameron, a Pennsylvanian, was former Secretary of War under Ulysses S. Grant and served as United States Senator from 1877 to 1897. Listed in the National Register May 26, 1989.

View the complete text of the nomination form for this National Register property. In addition, the Historic Resources of St. Helena Island, ca. 1740-ca. 1935 includes historical background information for this and other related National Register properties.

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