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Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Joseph Verree House

47 Church Street

 

—circa 1767 —

 
Joseph Verree House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
1. Joseph Verree House Marker
Inscription.
Joseph Verree, a prosperous Charleston master carpenter, constructed this two-and-one-half story Georgian single house circa 1767. It occupies the southernmost part of Town Lot No. 77 of the "Grand Modell of Charles Town," the original plan of the city. The house is noted for its two-story curved piazza and finely detailed door surround at the main entrance. The rear addition was added in 2000.

Verree, an active participant in the American Revolution, was one of 26 "mechanicks of the city" who met at the Liberty Tree on Charles Town Neck in 1776 to celebrate the repeal of the Stamp Act. He was also a member of the Committee of Correspondence, a group formed to maintain connections with Patriot groups in other colonies.

In 1775 Verree was elected to represent St. Philip's and St. Michael's parishes in the First Provincial Congress of South Carolina and the Second Provincial Congress in 1776. After the formation of the South Carolina General Assembly, Verree represented the city parishes from 1776 until his death in 1779.

 
Erected 2001 by Preservation Society of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the South Carolina, Preservation Society of Charleston marker series.
 
Location.
Joseph Verree House image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
2. Joseph Verree House
32° 46.383′ N, 79° 55.733′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Church Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 42 Church Street (within shouting distance of this marker); George Eveleigh House (within shouting distance of this marker); James Verree House (within shouting distance of this marker); 6 Water Street - Francis Saltus House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Vincent Le Seigneur House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Young-Johnson House (about 300 feet away); Thomas Rose's House (about 300 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); The Site of Granville Bastion (about 400 feet away); John McCall House (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Georgian Architecture. Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. The Grand Modell of Charles Town. The "Grand Modell of Charles Town" included the lower peninsula city of Charleston up to present-day Beaufain Street. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Stamp Act of 1765. The Stamp Act of 1765 (short title Duties in American Colonies Act 1765; 5 George III, c. 12) was a direct tax imposed by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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