Cuthbert House. John Alexander Cuthbert (1790-1817) was a Beaufort planter who died at the very young age of 27. He was the victim of the great fever epidemic of 1817. The Cuthbert family has been a part of Beaufort’s history since the early 1700’s. Their family plantations included the Richfield Plantation in Yemassee owned by General John Alexander Cuthbert. One story is that the home was built near a pond that was causing the Cuthbert family to be plagued with sickness and death. This was said to have gone on for several years. They decided to move the house to the water on Bay Street because it was thought to have healthier air than that on the islands. They sawed the house in half to make the move easier.
(James Robert Verdier House) Marshlands was built ca. 1814 for Dr. James Robert Verdier, who achieved prominence when he discovered a treatment for yellow fever Set high from the ground upon a tabby arcade, the two-story house gives evidence of Barbadian influence in the single story veranda that runs the length of the front and to the sides. This West Indian influence is well-blended with the more formal Adamesque features of the Republican period.