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“History Southern Style”
Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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Savannah Trolley and Historic Walking Tour Combo
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History and Architecture of Savannah
Ranked #12 of 218 things to do in Savannah
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Inspired by classical antiquity, this style of architecture takes its name from England’s King George IV, who ruled as Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820.The house was designed by the young English architect William Jay, one of the first professionally-trained architects practicing in the United States. The elegant residence was built from 1816 to 1819 for cotton merchant and banker Richard Richardson and his wife Francis Bolton. Mr. Richardson’s brother-in-law was married to Ann Jay, the architect’s sister. Three years after the house’s completion, Richardson suffered financial losses and sold his house, which later came under possession of the Bank of the United States.
Fort Pierce, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
589 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“History Southern Style”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you love history, as I do, the houses of Savannah, Ga are among the most elegant and beautiful in all of America. In particular, the period furniture and eloquent tour guides make the stories of real people come alive and give a personal perspective to the events of the day. That was the case at the Owens- Thomas House.

Visited August 2013
Thank Felicia B
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Palm Bay, Florida
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice home...”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Nice home with a quick tour....nice garden and interesting story of the house. Easy walk from River St and many hotels.

Visited August 2013
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Cupertino, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great interesting house”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

the BEST house to visit in Savannah area. Some very interesting and unique features like bridge upstair to connect to the rooms. The docent was very informative and answered all our questions.

Visited August 2013
Thank Frank C
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Marietta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really Enjoyable Visit”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a great time visiting this house. The gardens were beautiful and we really enjoyed the tour. Make sure you take the time to go upstairs in the gift shop! It is full of surprises!

Visited August 2013
Thank boolieo
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350 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Nice historic home in good condition”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This home was built 1916- 1819 and is very well preserved, It has some very unique features (first home in the U. S. with indoor plumbing, 3 years before the White House, for one). It also entertained Presidents and the Marquis de Lafayette, who gave a speech on the balcony. Beautiful grounds as well.

Visited August 2013
Thank Don M
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