(1818 - William Jay, Architect)This building is one of the City's outstanding examples of Regency architecture. The main floor and basement kitchens are maintained as a historic house museum. The rotunda and west wing are later additions. It was left by Savannah's outstanding philanthropist, Mary Telfair, (1789-1875), relative of William Gibbons, friend of Peter Cooper, last surviving child of Edward Telfair (Revolutionary patriot and early Governor of Georgia) to house the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences which was founded under her will. Notable among her other public bequests are the Telfair Hospital, the interiors of the Independent Presbyterian Church, and (with her sister) Hodgson Hall.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:36pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491039 N 3549187|
|Decimal Degrees||32.07891667, -81.09495000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.735', W 81° 5.697'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 44.10" N, 81° 5' 41.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 W State St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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