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Green-Meldrim House, Savannah

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The Green-Meldrim House is a historic house at 14 West Macon Street, on the northwest corner of Madison Square in Savannah, Georgia. Built in the 1850s, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 as one of the American South's finest and most lavish examples of Gothic Revival architecture. The house is owned by the adjacent St. John's Episcopal Church, which offers tours and uses it as a meeting and reception space.DescriptionThe Green-Meldrim House is located on the west side of Madison Square in central Savannah, at the southwest corner of West Harris and Bull Streets. West Macon Street, the house's address, is a spur street off Whitaker Street, which runs behind the property. The house's principal facade faces south, with a porch and garden facing the square. The house is among the best-known examples of the Gothic Revival style in the South, with a stuccoed brick exterior, cast-iron porch, oriel windows, and an imposing front cast-iron fence. The main entrance has an iron portico believed to be unique in the United States, with octagonal posts supported a pair of arches. A crenellated parapet rings the roof. The interior of the house, following a center-hall plan, retains original woodwork, plaster, and ironwork, the latter featuring a freestanding staircase.HistoryThe house was designed and built between 1853 and 1861 at a cost of $93,000 by the architect John Norris. The property's first owner was Charles Green, a wealthy cotton merchant and grandfather of the writer Julien Green.
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  • Built in the 1850's by Mr Green who became a good friend of General Sherman. Sherman lived there for 2 months during his siege of the South. Gothic architecture. Now the parish house for the church ne...  more »
  • Fabulous house !! The Green Family offered To allow Gen. Sherman the use of the house once the city of Savannah surrendered to the Union Army, Christmas, 1894. The house is magnificent. Do not miss se...  more »
  • This house has been beautifully restored and filled with appropriate era antiques and art. The house is owned by St. John's church next door and actively used for church functions. The docent was know...  more »
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