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Federal Cottage, Circa 1820, Savannah

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

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Federal Style House, Circa 1806, Savannah

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

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John David Mongin House, 1797, Savannah

One of just a handful of 18th-century houses remaining in Savannah, the Mongin House (known for a time as the Capital Dwelling House and now known as the Mongin-Carswell House) was relocated here from another lot on Warren Square and remodeled to its present condition in 1964. Mongin (1763-1833) set about building it as soon as he arrived in Savannah from Daufuskie Island SC. He was a successful merchant but records of his industry in Savannah are quite sparse.

The house also served as a hospital during the 1876 yellow fever outbreak and a rectory for Christ Church.

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

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Eppinger-Lane House, 1821-23, Savannah

Built by James Eppinger (1790-1871) between 1821-23, this Federal style home was moved to its present location on Warren Square from West Perry Street. Eppinger later left Savannah for Pike County, in west central Georgia, and served as an attorney, Georgia legislator, and judge. He was the son of John Eppinger, Sr. (1765-1823), a brickmaker and bricklayer who built what may have been the first brick house in Savannah (a public house at 110 Oglethorpe Avenue built before 1764).

Peter Meldrim, who later became a judge, lived in this house as a youth during the Civil War. Judge Meldrim was later the owner of the iconic Green-Meldrim House, which served as General Sherman’s Savannah headquarters.

Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston, no date, Historic American Buildings Survey, Courtesy Library of Congress

This view was likely made in the late 1930s, when the house was still located at West Perry Street. The front stairs and shortened chimneys are the only notable differences in its appearance.

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

 

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Art Deco Angel, Bonaventure Cemetery

bonaventure-cemetery-savannah-ga-charles-nick-art-deco-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-coastal-georgia-usa-2016Charles Nick (unknown-20 January 1935)

This is located in the Greek Section.

National Register of Historic Places

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Child’s Gravestone, Bonaventure Cemetery

bonaventure-cemetery-savannah-theodore-i-prendergast-monument-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-coastal-georgia-usa-2016Theodore I. Prendergast (25 February 1902-9 May 1909)

National Register of Historic Places

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William Kehoe House, 1892, Savannah

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Now a bed and breakfast inn, the Kehoe House is a center of tourist activity on Columbia Square. Built by an Irish immigrant iron worker who became one of the most prominent businessmen in the city, the house has had a storied history. After the Kehoe heirs sold it in 1930 it served as a boarding house and funeral home before being purchased by football legend Joe Namath in 1980. He originally planned on turning it into a night club but those plans never materialized and he sold it in 1989. Many tourists believe it to be haunted, likely from its days as a funeral home.

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

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