Isaiah Davenport House, 1820, Savannah

Isaiah Davenport House Savannah GA Restoration Impetus for Savannah's Preservation Movement Picture Image Photograph © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Cited as the catalyst for Savannah’s nationally recognized preservation movement, the Isaiah Davenport house was spared from destruction for a funeral home parking lot in 1955 and has been painstakingly renovated over the years to its due place as one of Georgia’s architectural gems. Today, it’s open for tours and hosts numerous events throughout the year. Don’t miss it if you’re in Savannah; it’s on Columbia Square, as well.

http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/our-history/our-history/

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3 responses to “Isaiah Davenport House, 1820, Savannah

  1. The thing that impresses me the most about the Davenport House is that of all the museum homes that are open in Savannah for touring, the Davenport is the only one not designed by a well known architect of that period, but was built by a a very talented carpenter who never had any architectural training yet is credited with building one of the fine examples of Federal architecture in the South. He became known as a Master Builder before he died at 43 of yellow fever and when he died, there was a Davenport-built house on every square that had been laid out in Savannah.

  2. What has always impressed me about the Davenport House is the fact that of all the museum houses open in Savannah, the Davenport is the only one not designed by a well-known architect of that period, but rather by a young carpenter, Davenport, who became known as Master Builder but who never had formal architectural training yet is credited with building one of the fine Federal-style homes still standing in the South. When he died at age 43 there was a Davenport-built house on every square that had been laid out in Savannah.

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