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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Houses of Savannah

Over 40% of the buildings in Savannah have architectural or historic significance

One of the most famous is the Sorrel-Weed House--an example of Greek Revival and Regency architecture. The house was built for Francis Sorrel, a wealthy shipping merchant, and sold in 1862 to Henry Weed, a businessman. The house is listed as one of the most haunted places in the US. You can take a tour of the house.

Mercer-Williams House--an example of Italianate architecture. The house is famous as the scene of the shooting death of Jim Williams' assistant, a story retold in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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