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James Verree House

c. 1754

 
 
James Verree House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
1. James Verree House Marker
Inscription.
This Pre-Revolutionary single house is one of a group of three dwellings including 56 and 60 Church Street built c. 1754 by James Verree, a house carpenter. The Verree House was purchased in 1784 by Thomas Heyward, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The garden was designed by noted landscape architect Loutrel Briggs in 1942 and was considered his favorite garden.

 
Location. 32° 46.417′ N, 79° 55.733′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Rose's House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Verree House (within shouting distance of this marker); John McCall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Capers Motte House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Brewton House (about 300 feet away); Dr. Thomas Dale House
James Verree House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2011
2. James Verree House and Marker
(about 300 feet away); 73 Church Street (about 300 feet away); 42 Church Street (about 300 feet away); George Eveleigh House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Heyward, Jr. Thomas Heyward, Jr. (July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South Carolina. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Loutrel Briggs. Loutrel Winslow Briggs (December 12, 1893 - May 1977) was an American landscape architect active in Charleston, South Carolina. (Submitted on September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Thomas Heyward, Jr. (1746-1809)
Thomas Heyward, Jr., a Delegate from South Carolina; born in St. Luke’s Parish, S.C., July 28, 1746; pursued academic studies; studied law, Middle Temple, London, England; lawyer, private practice; farmer; member of the commons house of assembly of South Carolina, 1772; delegate to the provincial convention,
Thomas Heyward, Jr.<br>July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
3. Thomas Heyward, Jr.
July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809
1774; member of the council of safety, 1775-1776; member of the South Carolina, general assembly, 1776-1778; Member of the Continental Congress, 1776-1778; signer of the Declaration of Independence; member of the South Carolina state constitutional committee, 1776; served in the South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-1780 and 1782-1790; South Carolina militia, Revolutionary War; British prisoner of war during the Revolutionary War; judge of the circuit court, 1785-1789; member of the South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790; died on April 17, 1809, in St. Luke’s Parish, S.C.; interment in the Heyward Family Cemetery, St. Luke’s Parish, S.C. (Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.)
    — Submitted September 26, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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