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This elegant house with its enclosed garden stands out among Savannah’s historic sites.

It is considered to be one of the best examples of English Regency architecture in the country. The stylish house was designed by a young English architect named William Jay and built between 1816 and 1819. William Jay was one of the first professionally trained architects practicing in the U.S.

After its original owner, Richard Richardson, suffered financial losses, it became an elegant boardinghouse (where the Marquis de Lafayette stayed and delivered a speech in 1825), then it was purchased by the Owens family. In 1951 the house was bequeathed by Margaret Thomas, the Owens’s granddaughter.
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences for use as a museum. The intimate (one-eighth-acre), walled garden is an English- style parterre, with a small central fountain, stone walkways, and flower beds bordered with short, clipped boxwood. Here you will see varieties of azaleas, nandinas, junipers, old-fashioned roses, and mock oranges, among other plants suited to the temperate Savannah climate.

Although not added until the 1950s, the garden has the feeling of one dating from the early 1800s. Installed in what used to be the stable yard of the house, it is surrounded with walls now mostly covered with vines.
Garden Etiquette
Enjoy yourself. Dress appropriately for the outdoors, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring insect repellent, sunscreen, and water.

Be respectful. Stay on paths and avoid flower beds. Do not pick leaves or flowers from plants. Keep voices low to experience the sounds of the Garden.
Hours and Days Open
Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 2 to 5 PM.
Contact and Address
Phone: 912-233-9743 - Address: 124 Abercorn St, Savannah Georgia 31401 - The House faces Oglethorpe Square between State and York Streets.
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