The Andrew Low House c. 1848

Address:

329 Abercorn Street, Lafayette Square,

Savannah, GA 31401

Telephone: 912-233-6854

 

Open: Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sundays, 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Last tour begins at 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Major Holidays and on Thursdays from November through January

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.

Website: www.andrewlowhouse.com

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, serves as the Headquarters of the Georgia Society and is a registered National Historic Landmark.

The house is know for its superlative collections of decorative arts which includes  approximately 2000 objects ranging from books, exceptional neo-classical furniture,   fine art dating from 1800 to 1850 including items relating directly to Andrew Low and his family and their life in nineteenth-century Savannah.

ACCREDITED by the  NSCDA MUSEUM PROPERTIES

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The Georgia Society

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Georgia
Headquarters located on the ground floor of the Andrew Low House Museum
329 Abercorn Street
Savannah Georgia 31401
(912) 233-1828 FAX: 912-233-9239
www.nscdaga.org
Director: Sbohlin@andrewlowhouse.com

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