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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Scarbrough House
 
William Scarbrough House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 10, 2010
1. William Scarbrough House Marker
 
Inscription. Designed by noted English architect William Jay, this house was built for William Scarbrough, president of the Savannah Steamship Company. Completed in 1819, itis an excellent example of the neoclassical style. Scarbrough hosted President James Monroe here in May 1819 during the president's visit to witness the launching of the S.S. Savannah on the world's first trans-Atlantic steamship voyage. For 84 years (1878- 1962), the house served as the West Broad Street School for African- American children and later as the headquarters for the Historic Savannah Foundation from 1976-1991. In 1996 the house was aquired by the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
 
Erected 2009 by Georgia Historical Society and the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. (Marker Number 25-35.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.862′ N, 81° 5.83′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (West Broad Street) near West Congress Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 West Broad Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
 
William Scarbrough House and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 22, 2010
2. William Scarbrough House and Marker
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First African Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haitian Monument (about 400 feet away); Jonathan Bryan (about 500 feet away); John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works (about 600 feet away); Flame of Freedom / Relighting the Flame (about 700 feet away); Andrew Bryan (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of John C. Frémont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Evacuation of Savannah (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding William Scarbrough House. National Register of Historic Places:
Scarbrough, William, House *** (added 1970 - Building - #70000201)
41 W. Broad St., Savannah
♦ Historic Significance:
♦ Architecture/Engineering, Person
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Jay,William
♦ Architectural Style: Early Republic, Other
♦ Historic Person: Scarbrough,William
♦ Significant Year: 1819, 1835, 1818
♦ Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce
♦ Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Work In Progress

Greek Revival house; finished in 1819
The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973
 
William Scarbrough House as seen along West Broad Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 22, 2010
3. William Scarbrough House as seen along West Broad Street
 

 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. .. other Scarbrough markers
 
Also see . . .  Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum: Scarbrough House. William Scarbrough was a shipping merchant, born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Edinburgh, who came to Savannah in 1802, at the age of twenty-six. (Submitted on September 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
William Scarbrough House Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 30, 2009
4. William Scarbrough House
 
 
William Scarbrough House National Historic Landmark Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, August 30, 2009
5. William Scarbrough House National Historic Landmark
 
 
William Scarbrough House, Historic American Engineering Record , HABS GA,26-SAV,39-1 Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, B. Sanders, March 1934
6. William Scarbrough House, Historic American Engineering Record , HABS GA,26-SAV,39-1
 
 
William Scarbrough House , Historic American Engineering Record , HABS GA,26-SAV,39-8 Photo, Click for full size
Historic American Buildings Survey, Louis Schwartz, August 1962
7. William Scarbrough House , Historic American Engineering Record , HABS GA,26-SAV,39-8
 
 
The Back of William Scarbrough House Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 10, 2013
8. The Back of William Scarbrough House
 
 
Mills Bee Lane IV Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 10, 2013
9. Mills Bee Lane IV Marker
This Marker is in the Gardens of the Scarbrough House
 
 
Weather Station is in the gardens of the Scarbrough House Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 10, 2013
10. Weather Station is in the gardens of the Scarbrough House
Kiosks like this were used by the Weather Bureau for the purpose of displaying charts, maps, and bulletins containing information of value to the general public. They also contained meteorologial instruments such as barometer, thermometer, rain gauge, and hygrometer. The kiosks were installed in open parks or at important street intersections. This cast-iron temple was placed in Wright Square in Savannah, Georgia in 1870.
 
 
In the gardens of the Scarbrough House Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 10, 2013
11. In the gardens of the Scarbrough House
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 560 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on March 10, 2013, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.
 
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