By Gail Ankney | The Grace White House, located at 802 Carteret St, in downtown Beaufort is going to be the home for approximately eleven college students attending the University of South Carolina this coming Fall. This is a historical time for USCB as this will be the first time in the university’s history to have student housing on the Beaufort Campus.
On Thurday afternoon, USCB opened the doors of the new student housing for viewing by the public. It certainly was a packed house and in every room the oohs-and-aahs could be heard along with other exclamations of approval.
Currently there will be 5 male students and 6 female students of assorted majors ranging from nursing to art, moving into this housing on Sunday, August 19th. This is a special event for these students because each and every one of them specifically requested a place in this housing.
“The students who will be staying in this dormitory have chosen to live here because they want the home-style environment and to be a part of the Beaufort community” explains Candace Brasseur, Director of Public Information for USCB.
The Grace White House is named in honor of the former owner, Grace White, who was the first female lawyer in Beaufort and who lived in this home for more than 70 years. The university purchased this home with plans to convert it into student housing in 2011. It can house as many as 16 students, with 4 per bedroom downstairs and then 2 per bedroom upstairs with a common living area upstairs that could be utilized for studying. The kitchen provides each student with lockable storage space and plenty of room. There are also laundry facilities on location for the students use as well.