William Scarbrough House

William Scarbrough House (HMNLR)

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

N 32° 4.862', W 81° 5.83'

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Designed by noted English architect William Jay, this house was built for William Scarbrough,president of the Savannah Steamship Company.Completed in 1819, itis an excellent example ofthe neoclassical style. Scarbrough hostedPresident James Monroe here in May 1819during the president's visit to witness thelaunching of the S.S. Savannah on theworld's first trans-Atlantic steamship voyage.For 84 years (1878- 1962), the house served as the West Broad Street School for African-American children and later as the headquartersfor the Historic Savannah Foundation from1976-1991. In 1996 the house was aquired by the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
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HM NumberHMNLR
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
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Marker Number25-35
Year Placed2009
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490830 N 3549421
Decimal Degrees32.08103333, -81.09716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.862', W 81° 5.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 51.72" N, 81° 5' 49.80" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah GA 31401, US
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