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ON THIS DATE

May 26

1925: In the early hours, according to the Beaufort Gazette, on the river side of Bay Street, a fire ravaged the blocks between West and Scott streets. Numerous businesses, including the River View Hotel, the Austin Grocery Company and the E.E. Lengnick department store, were destroyed.

Editor’s Note: If you know of any significant dates pertaining to history, business, social life, etc., in the City of Beaufort, the Town of Port Royal, the old Beaufort District, the Sea Islands or anywhere else in northern Beaufort County that you feel we could or should add to our list, please let us know at TheIslandNews@gmail.com.

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