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Nicholsonboro Baptist Church, 1890, Chatham County

200 former slaves from Jacob Waldburg’s plantation on St. Catherines Island first settled in the White Bluff area between the Little Ogeechee and Vernon Rivers in 1868. After purchasing 200 acres from John Nicholson in 1878, the community was first known as Nicholsonboro, then Nicholsonville. A church was established here by 1883 and the original (not pictured) still stands in poor but stable condition. The present structure, dating to circa 1890, is the most significant remaining landmark of the historic community.

National Register of Historic Places

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King-Tisdell Cottage, 1896, Savannah

Moved in 1970 to save it from demolition, this ornate Victorian cottage was built by W. W. Aimar. It is known today as the King-Tisdell Cottage for Eugene and Sara King, and Mrs. King’s second husband, Robert Tisdell. It is now home to the Museum of Black History and is an integral part of Savannah’s most historic 19th century African-American neighborhood.

 

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Price Street Victorian Rowhouses, 1892, Savannah

These Queen Anne rowhouses have recently been restored.

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

 

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Second Empire House, 1873, Savannah

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

 

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Convent of Little Sisters of the Poor, 1899, Savannah

Built for George W. Owens in 1899, this house had perhaps its longest association as the Convent of Little Sisters of the Poor, a charitable Congregation of the Roman Catholic  Church. It has also served as a florist and is presently home to LaScala Italian Restaurant. It has been renovated several times since its construction.

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Matilda Krouskoff House, 1897, Savannah

Savannah Victorian Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Charles Seiler House, 1899, Savannah

Savannah Victorian Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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