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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Berrien House

(c. 1791)

 
 
The Berrien House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. The Berrien House Marker
Inscription.  Major John Berrien (1760-1815) was a Revolutionary War officer who served at Valley Forge and fought at the Battle of Monmouth. Berrien, a New Jersey native who moved to Georgia in 1775, was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia. President George Washington appointed Berrien as Inspector of Revenue of the Port of Savannah in 1792. Berrien, who lived at this site, also served as alderman and state treasurer. His son, John Macpherson Berrien, “America’s Cicero,” lived here from 1822 until his death in 1856, having served as a US senator, Attorney General under Andrew Jackson, and first president of the Georgia Historical Society. Political ally Henry Clay stayed here during his 1844 presidential campaign.
 
Erected 2017 by Georgia Historical Society, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Adam Brinson I, Georgia, and the Berrien House Trust. (Marker Number 25-57.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
The Berrien House Marker (<i>wide view; east side of subject house in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
2. The Berrien House Marker (wide view; east side of subject house in background)
. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, the Georgia Historical Society, and the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series lists.
 
Location. 32° 4.675′ N, 81° 5.257′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Habersham Street and East Broughton Street, on the right when traveling south on Habersham Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the southeast corner of the subject house, facing east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 East Broughton Street, Savannah GA 31404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Town Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A. Douglass Strobhar (about 600 feet away); Rev’d A. Dale Umbreit (about 600 feet away); Owens-Thomas House (about 600 feet away); John B. Hohenstein, Sr. (about 600 feet away); Richardson-Owens-Thomas House (about 600 feet away); John Wesley, 1703- 1791 (about 600 feet away); The Georgia Civil Rights Trail: The Savannah Protest Movement (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Berrien House (c. 1791)
The Berrien House (<i>southeast corner view from Broughton Street; marker visible on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
3. The Berrien House (southeast corner view from Broughton Street; marker visible on right)
. Georgia Historical Society link for this marker. (Submitted on May 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Berrien House Trust - Building History: 1791-1856. Major John Berrien acquired two house lots on East Broughton Street for his new home in 1791. He constructed a house on the eastern portion and maintained gardens on the west. The parlor floor of the house featured a parlor and dining room, and the floor above included an upstairs drawing room (ballroom) and withdrawing room. (Submitted on May 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Wallpaper Discoveries at Savannah’s Berrien House. While certainly not the city’s grandest dwelling, the John Berrien House has produced an extraordinary record of the 18th and 19th century taste for wallpaper during a multi-year renovation that, to date, has involved more demolition than construction. (Submitted on May 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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