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Historic Plaque Unveiled on Fair Bluff Home
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Scott home plaque 24aug18 imageThe Reuben Brown House Preservation Society (RBHPS) unveiled its 12th Columbus County historic landmark plaque recently on the former home of Dr. Lawrence D. Floyd located on Main Street in Fair Bluff.

Home owner Esther Scott, her stepson and former resident of the home, Martin Scott, and RBHPS President Janice Young participated in the July 28 ceremony.

Scott hosted the unveiling at a luncheon during Watermelon Festival activities.

Young thanked Scott for supporting the RBHPS plaque program and for bringing it to Fair Bluff.

The spacious two-story brick home facing the Lumber River was built in 1932 for Dr. Floyd and his bride, Mary Grissett Powell Potts Floyd. Wilmington architectural firm Lynch and Foard designed the blueprints for the home. The property was given to Mary Floyd by her father, Dr. Absalom Floyd, who practiced medicine in Fair Bluff for many years. The property extended from the river to the railroad adjacent to other Powell property.

The Floyd house was purchased in 1971 and became the home of Chris and Maud Scott and their children. After Maud Scott was killed in a car accident, her husband continued to raise the young children in their home. Years later, he married Esther Scott, who has continued to live in the home since his death in 2015.

The main house, which stands several feet above ground level, has stood the test of time, even remaining dry during Hurricane Matthew. The detached guesthouse was severely flooded by the rushing waters of the 2016 hurricane but has since been restored.

T he Reuben Brown House Preservation Society created the Columbus County historic landmark program in 2014 to encourage citizens to preserve and use historic properties across the county. To qualify for the historic designation by RBHPS, a site must be at least 75 years old and meet other criteria.  Information about the program is available at reubenbrownhouse.com.  RBHPS is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting literary endeavors and historic preservation across Columbus County

Article and Images Courtesy of and as Published August 24, 2018 in The News Reporter www.NRColumbus.com

 
The Reuben Brown House Preservation Society is an IRS Code 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to the RBHPS are fully tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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