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Title 60 Church Street (Veree-Duvall House)
Object Type Property File
Scope & Content Constructed before 1774. James Veree, a French Huguenot carpenter, purchased a parcel containing the lots where 56, 58, and 60 Church Street stand in 1754 and probably constructed the house at 60 Church Street later. The outstanding feature of this 2-story frame dwelling is the west 1st-floor room, having pre-Revolutionary mahogany paneling with fretwork inlay, possibly attributable to Martin Pfeninger, a German cabinetmaker living in Charleston in the 1770s. After Veree moved to Burlington, New Jersey, he sold 60 Church to Stephen Duvall, a bar pilot, who furnished it elaborately, according to his surviving estate inventory. An officer in the South Carolina navy in the Revolution, Duvall died of a fever while imprisoned by the British under the Exchange Building in 1780.

Three files contain documentation of the easement on the property including related correspondence and Confirmation of Understanding; Part I certification (National Register); alteration plans that occurred during formal easement process; annual inspection reports, requests for alterations, and correspondence related to the management of the property; FOHG house histories (1991 and undated) and garden history (1997); house history from Vernacular Architecture of Charleston and the Lowcountry; 1886 Earthquake damage assessment; Hurricane Hugo damage assessment; newspaper articles (including 1982 DYKYC); historical/chain-of-title research information; household inventory of Stephen Duvall; photocopy of 1882 City Block plat; photocopy of drawing by Albert Simons of the mahogany drawing room paneling.

See Easement Documentation Photo Files for easement donation photographs (Exh. B to Deed of Conservation Easement) and Covenant/Easement Inspection Photo Files for inspection photography.
Subjects Historic buildings--South Carolina--Charleston
Search Terms Church Street
Walled City
Easement Property
Physical Description 1 Gift Folder
1 Management Folder
1 History/Miscellaneous Folder
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Object ID # CHURCH.060.1