Captain Benjamin Smith House

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Black and white photograph of the north (front) side of one of the Captain Benjamin Smith Houses located at 3 Atlantic Street

Ship builder, Captain Benjamin Smith, built two houses c. 1830 at 1 and 3 Atlantic Street. Both houses are two and one half story wood and gable roof builds. They are different from the typical Charleston style of the time as they have five bays facing the street, centered entries, no piazzas, and chimneys located on the ends of the gable roof.

Photographer Charles N. Bayless, funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, photographed and recorded the Carolina Lowcountry between 1970 and 1988. The South Carolina Project took place between 1977 and 1979.