The Oliver Sturges House

The Oliver Sturges House (HM33G)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.771', W 81° 5.401'

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This house, built in 1813 by Oliver Sturges,successful Savannah merchant, occupies the site of the parsonage of John Wesley, minister of the Church of England in Georgia 1736-37 andfounder of Methodism.

Mr. Sturges was a two-fifths owner of the Steam Ship Savannah, first steamship ever built and first to cross the Atlantic. The Savannah's historic voyage was planned in the Sturges House, which was one of a pairof brick Federal- style residences located onTrust Lot T, Reynolds Ward. Mr. Sturges'partner, Benjamin Burroughs, lived in the otherresidence, where the John Wesley Hotel is presently located.

Morris Newspaper Corporation, ownerand operator of newspapers throughout the United States, purchased the Sturges House from Historic Savannah Foundation in 1971 for conversion into corporate headquarters. The careful restoration of the house was completed in 1973.

The Oliver Sturges House has been entered on the National Register of Historic Places.
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HM NumberHM33G
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:53am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491504 N 3549253
Decimal Degrees32.07951667, -81.09001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.771', W 81° 5.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 46.26" N, 81° 5' 24.06" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 120-198 E Saint Julian Street, Savannah GA 31401, US
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