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Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low

 
 
Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 16, 2008
1. Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low Marker
National Register of Historic Places: *** (added 1966 - - #66000276)
Inscription. (Top):
Birthplace of
Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts
In The United States
Owned and Operated
By The
Girl Scouts Of The U.S.A.


(Bottom):
The Juliette Gordon Low
birthplace
Has Been Designated A
National
Histiric Landmark

This Site Possesses National Significance
In Commemorating The History Of The
United States Of America
1965
National Park Service
United States Department Of The Interior

 
Erected 1965 by United States Department Of The Interior , National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.616′ N, 81° 5.551′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Bull Street and Oglethorpe Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Bull Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 ( a few steps from this marker); "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow"
# 10 E. Oglethorpe Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. # 10 E. Oglethorpe Ave.
( a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Low ( a few steps from this marker); Original 1733 Burial Plot ( within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Presbyterian Church ( within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell Mason 1792- 1872 ( within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah's First Burying Ground ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Wm. A. Caruthers (1802-46) ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low. National Register of Historic Places:
Low, Juliette Gordon, Historic District *** (added 1966 - - #66000276)
Also known as Andrew Low House and Carrige House
10 Oglethorpe Ave., E., 330 Drayton St., 329 Abercorn St. , Savannah
♦ Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Norris, John S., Jay,William
♦ Architectural Style: Early Republic, Italianate
♦ Historic Person: Low,Juliette Gordon
♦ Significant Year: 1821, 1912,
Juliette Gordon Low ( center) with two Girl Scouts image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. Juliette Gordon Low ( center) with two Girl Scouts
1818
♦ Area of Significance: Education, Architecture, Social History
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1800-1824
♦ Historic Function: Domestic, Social
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture, Social
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study additional marker
 
Also see . . .
1. Girl Scouts. Juliette Gordon Low Biography (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Julliette Gordon Low. In 2005, Juliette Low was honored as part of a new national monument in Washington, D.C. named The Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway. The monument's medallions, laid into sidewalks adjacent to the White House, form a one-mile walking path. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
Juliette Gordon Low image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 1, 2016
4. Juliette Gordon Low
This portrait of Juliette Gordon Low hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

"Elegantly depicted by British artist Edward Hughes, Juliette Gordon Low radiates the luxury of elite American birth and marriage to a wealthy Englishman. Low's satisfaction with her privileged lifestyle, how­ever, soon faded. Following her unfaithful husband's death, she became interested in the Girl Guides, an organization established by her friend, British general Sir Robert Baden-Powell, who had also founded the Boy Scouts. Working with disadvantaged girls living near her Scottish estate, Low became a troop leader, imparting practical skills to her charges. After creating troops in London, Low brought the idea to the United States in 1912, establishing a Girl Guides troop in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia. In 1915, Low incor­porated the Girl Scouts of the USA. Today the organi­zation continues to inspire girls to pursue 'the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.'" — National Portrait Gallery
Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low , Wayne- Gordon House image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
5. Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low , Wayne- Gordon House
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,15-1
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,747 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 25, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on November 3, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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