John Henry Devereux

Architect, Deceased Person

1840 – 1920

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Who was John Henry Devereux?

John Henry Devereux, also called John Delorey before 1860, was an American architect and builder best known for his designs in Charleston, South Carolina. According to the National Park Service, he was the "most prolific architect of the post-Civil War era" in the Charleston area. His works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and one of his buildings is designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark: Charleston Post Office and Courthouse. In his career, he also managed to design a theatre, a synagogue, a Masonic hall, and Catholic and Lutheran churches, one of the latter being the tallest building in South Carolina for over a hundred years. He blended and mixed architectural influences and styles.

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Born
Jul 26, 1840
County Wexford
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Died
Mar 16, 1920
Charleston County

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on July 23, 2013

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