John Mark Verdier House

Historic Property
Alternate Name:
Lafayette Building
Street Address:
801 Bay St.;(Beaufort County)

Site Number:
Control Number:
Tax Number:
R120 004 000 929A 0000
Date Surveyed:
August 1 1997
Construction Date:
circa 1801
Alteration Date:
circa 1947
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Construction Method:
frame tabby
Roof Shape:
Porch Width:
over 1 bay, less than full
National Register Determination:
contributes to listed district
Signficant Architectural Features:
2 story framed structure with hip roof raised on high tabby basement. 5 bay main facade faces street to S. Fronted by 2 story tiered porch raised on rebuilt masonry base. Porch supports are doric columns replaced at first floor level. Porch roof gabled
lower columns of porch replaced, house stripped to frame and restored in 1976.
Historical Information:
Built by John Mark Verdier I (1759-1827) a local merchant and planter on land which before the American Revolution had belonged to another merchant, Francis Stuart. Confiscated in 1860 for non payment of Direct Tax but bought at Direct Tax auction by C
Source of Historical Information:
Colin Brooker, The John Mark Verdier House, Historic Beaufort Foundation, 1997. See also WPA Guide to Early American Homes.
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