Dr. John McCaa (1793-1859), a native and prominent physician of Camden, used this residence, circa 1800, as his office. Originally located near the Mills Courthouse on Broad Street, the house was transported to the site on a flat-bed truck in 1991. It was a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beard.
Architecturally, the clapboard house is a transitional design between Georgian and Federal styles and not common for the area.
In 2015 the building was restored and furnished as a late 18th century Carolina Backcountry tavern (Dr. McCaa’s father, John McCaa, owned one of Camden’s early inns located on Market Street in 1794).