Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The house was built for Green, a British subject residing in Savannah prior to 1854. The architect was John S. Norris of New York.The house is notable as one of the country's finest examples of residential Gothic Revival architecture, the detail of the interiors being as sumptuous as any to be found in America. Cost of the construction of this house in the 1850`s totaled $93,000.
In 1892 it was acquired from the Green family as a residence by Judge Peter W. Meldrim, distinguished Georgia jurist and President of the American Bar Association (1912-1913)
St. John's Episcopal Church acquired the house from the Meldrim heirs in 1943 for use as a parish house and rectory. The house was purchased partly through public subscription by the citizens of Savannah. the house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
Erected 1980 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 025-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Shermans March to the Sea marker series.
Location. Click for map. Across from Madison Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madison Square, British Southern Line of Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Madison Square (within shouting distance of this marker); History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemansonry (within shouting distance of this marker); Augusta Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sorrel–Weed House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogeechee Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant Jasper (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Sherman's Headquarters. Entry on National Register of Historic Places:
Designed and built between 1853 and 1861; Gothic Revival style; cast-iron porch and fence
Green-Meldrim House (added 1974 - - #74000664)
Also known as St. John's Parish House
♦ Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Norris,John S.
♦ Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
♦ Historic Person: Sherman,Gen. William T.
♦ Significant Year: 1861, 1850
♦ Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1850-1874
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
Designated U.S. National Historic Landmark:
May 11, 1976
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • War, US Civil •
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