Beaufort, founded in 1709, is North Carolina's third oldest town. Its twelve-block historic district contains over one hundred homes, many over a century old. Beaufort artist Mary Warshaw is re-creating on canvas one of the finest features of the homes - their porches. There is as much variety in how the porches were built as there is in the homes themselves. The earliest homes had steep-pitched roofs that covered full-length porches. Other homes have double porches, while others have porches that wrap around the house.