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“Owens-Thomas House”
Review of Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House
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$53.00*
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Savannah Trolley and Historic Walking Tour Combo
Ranked #12 of 217 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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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 Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
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“Owens-Thomas House”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

The house has a lot of interesting and modern features for it's time. One of the best things is that the tours are done in small groups.

Visited December 2013
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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57 reviews
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“THE historic home tour to take”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

The bridge on the second floor - the cistern - the amazing architecture - the very impressive early plumbing - the extensive collection of original furniture - our docent who knew SO much about history, not just of the house and Savannah, but early American in general. What else can I say? My husband and I take historic home tours in every town and city we can and this was truly one of the most intact and well documented one to date.

Visited December 2013
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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Remarkable Architecture”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

To think this house was built in the early 1800s is mind - boggling. It has indoor plumbing with several cisterns and some beautiful crown molding and an amber sunlight in the dining room -- great, is an understatement

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29 reviews
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“Its an old house..”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I like history and seeing old houses but personally this wasn't as cool as the price wouldve suggested. For the money I'd rather go out and visit the plantations

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Marion, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice house”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Interesting house and tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. A little costly. Dont know what else to say to make my 50 characters.

Visited December 2013
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