Anchorage 1770 Reclaims The Stature of a Historic Mansion 

Oct 1, 2015

Surveying the Beaufort River from the corner of Bay and Newcastle streets in Beaufort, South Carolina, Anchorage 1770 is perfectly located for exploring this coastal city. Fronted by stately columns supporting airy porches, the Greek Revival–style grand dame sits just two blocks from Waterfront Park and the center of town.

For the first 100 years of its existence, the manse was known as the William Elliott House, after William Elliott III, a wealthy cotton planter and politician who lived here from the early 1800s. In 1891, the house was purchased for $4,000 by Rear Admiral Lester Beardsley, commander of the nearby Port Royal Naval Station.


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