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

Colonial Dames House

1928

 

(The Andrew Low House)

 
Colonial Dames House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 16, 2008
1. Colonial Dames House Marker
Inscription.
Georgia Society of the
Colonial Dames of America
This house was built by Andrew Low about 1848
Among the distinguished guests who visited
here were
William Makepeace Thackeray in 1853 and 1856
General Robert E. Lee in 1870
Home of Juliette Low
1886 to 1927
Founder
Girl Scouts in the United States
Organized Savannah March, 1912

 
Erected by Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.375′ N, 81° 5.542′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Abercorn Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Facing Lafayette Square between E. Macon St and E. Charlton St. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Abercorn Street,, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Low House (a few steps from this marker); First Girl Scout Headquarters in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Marist Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Girl Scouting
Colonial Dames House , the Andrew Low Museum, today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Colonial Dames House , the Andrew Low Museum, today
n 1847 the wealthy cotton factor Andrew Low chose John Norris to design a house
(within shouting distance of this marker); Juliette Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (about 300 feet away); Savannah Volunteer Guards (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Colonial Dames House. Of the Famous Visitors,William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Andrew Low House. (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Colonial Dames House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 29, 2009
3. Colonial Dames House
Right of gate, the National Register of Historic Places Plaque
Colonial Dames- Andrew Low House,side view image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
4. Colonial Dames- Andrew Low House,side view
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,14-1
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Colonial Dames House , Andrew Low House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 29, 2009
5. Colonial Dames House , Andrew Low House
National Register of Historic Places
 
 
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