Category Archives: Historic Homes

John Mark Verdier House – 801 Bay Street, Beaufort SC

Built in: 1801 This prominent Federal style mansion was built circa 1801 by by John Mark Verdier 1 (1759-1827), a local merchant and planter, on land which before the American Revolution belonged to another merchant, Francis Stuart. Verdier’s fortunes reflected the changing economics of Beaufort’s merchant class, rising to great stature and wealth before the […]

George Elliott House – 1001 Bay Street, Beaufort SC

Built in: 1844 When George Elliott built this house about 1840, it had no upper verandah; so the four massive pillars rose to the roof unimpeded. The second story verandah was added in the late nineteenth century. Among the many excellent features of the house are a fine fan lit doorway, attractive iron railings, and […]