John Mark Verdier House

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John Mark Verdier House
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John Mark Verdier House
John Mark Verdier House is located in South Carolina
John Mark Verdier House
John Mark Verdier House is located in the United States
John Mark Verdier House
Location801 Bay St.,
Beaufort, South Carolina
Coordinates32°25′50.3″N 80°40′15.6″W / 32.430639°N 80.671000°W / 32.430639; -80.671000Coordinates: 32°25′50.3″N 80°40′15.6″W / 32.430639°N 80.671000°W / 32.430639; -80.671000
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference No.71000746[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 19, 1971

John Mark Verdier House, also known as Lafayette Building, is a building in Beaufort, South Carolina.[2][3] It was built by John Mark Verdier, a French Huguenot, in 1804. The house typified Beaufort's gracious antebellum architectural style. It was a focal point of the town, a visible statement reflecting Verdier's significant wealth from trading indigo and growing sea island cotton.

John Mark Verdier House

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

It is a contributing property in the Beaufort Historic District, which is a National Historic Landmark. It is the only house museum in Beaufort and provides tours Monday through Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00. Admission is $10.00 per person; children and military are free.

The house is owned and operated by the Historic Beaufort Foundation as a historic house museum.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Fant, Mrs. James W. (August 6, 1971). "John Mark Verdier House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  3. ^ "John Mark Verdier House, Beaufort County (801 Bay St., Beaufort)". National Register Properties in South Carolina listing. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2008-03-17.

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