Facing Lafayette Square
Savannah, GA 31401
Open: Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sundays, 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m. Last tour begins at 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Thursdays and Major Holidays
Directions: From I-95, North or South, take I-16 East Exit, proceed on I-16 to its final exit, Montgomery Street. At traffic light, turn right onto Liberty Street, travel east on Liberty to the third traffic light (Abercorn Street). Turn right at Abercorn one short block to Lafayette Square.
Andrew Low, a wealthy cotton merchant of Liverpool and Savannah built this handsome mansion of classical mid-19th century design about 1848. John Norris of New York, who designed other outstanding buildings in Savannah, was the architect.
The house is built of stuccoed brick, with elaborate cast iron railings enclosing the front and side balconies. Shuttered piazzas, reflecting the West Indian plantation influence, overlook the brickwalled garden in the rear. Crystal chandeliers enhance the beautifully-proportioned rooms with elaborately-decorated plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The front garden is one of only three in the city retaining its original design. Note particularly the hourglass shape of the beds.
The house is owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia and serves as the Headquarters of the Georgia Society.
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