39. Tabby Wall
If only walls could talk, oh the stories this wall would tell! Dating all the way back to 1760, this tabby wall has withstood the test of time. It has weathered hurricanes, wars, floods, you name it!
English colonists in Beaufort were the first pioneers in the production of British tabby beginning around 1700. Made with lime derived from burnt oyster shells and then mixed with water, sand, ash, and broken oyster shells, tabby is one of the toughest building materials available and it has proven itself over centuries of wear and tear. It was also a convenient substitute for brick at that time which were expensive and rare due to the lack of natural clay in the area. Today, Beaufort’s tabby wall still stands and can be seen on both ends of the waterfront park.