Sitting in Madison Square, its Gothic-Revival style is considered to be one of the finest in the area and most expensive of its time—costing $90,000 to build. This impressive house was built in 1850 for cotton merchant Charles Green. In 1892 the home was purchased by Judge Peter Meldrim whose heirs later sold it to St. John’s Episcopal Church. The home’s amazing past includes a brief residency by General Sherman after he took the city in 1864. It was from this house that the general sent his now infamous (at least, in Savannah) Christmas telegram to President Lincoln, offering him the city as a Christmas gift. The house is amazing, the restoration is coming along beautifully, many of the original belongings are still in there. The tour was great, the volunteers knew their history, the woodwork is absolutely stunning, the marble mantles look like new. This treasure also features a beautiful cast iron portico at the entrance and a covered porch on three sides of the house surrounded by ornate ironwork. You won't be disappointed.