Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House (HM3C4)

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

N 32° 4.64', W 81° 5.371'

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Marquis de Lafayette

This residence is the outstanding monument to the architectural genius of William Jay who completed his designs for its construction prior to his twenty-first birthday. Supervision of the work brought Jay to America in 1817. Its period is English Regency. Its style is known as Greek Revival. Its interiors are particularly notable and, in many features, unique. Of its style and period it is Savannah`s finest and among the nation`s best.

The mansion was built 1816-1819 for Richard Richardson, a Savannah merchant. The basement, of "tabby" construction, is of much earlier date, and contains the original trim of the de Brahm house which once occupied the site.

General LaFayette was quartered here as a guest of the City when he visited Savannah in 1825. He addressed the populace from the south balcony.

The mansion was left in trust to the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1951 by Margaret Gray Thomas whose grandfather, George W. Owens, distinguished lawyer and Member of Congress, acquired the property from the Bank of the United States. It is now a historic house museum.
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HM NumberHM3C4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-26
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:29pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491551 N 3549011
Decimal Degrees32.07733333, -81.08951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.64', W 81° 5.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 38.40" N, 81° 5' 22.26" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-276 E President St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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