Enjoy Seven Events in Three Days of Antiques, Architecture, and Interior Design
To Benefit the Historic Green-Meldrim and Andrew Low Museum Houses
The past and the present meet in the upcoming Third Annual Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend, where the beauty of Savannah’s past meets the excitement of her present, and antique buildings and objects blend comfortably with all the latest and best in interior design. Celebrity appraisers and fascinating speakers are the stars of the weekend.
All events take place within walking distance, centered around historic Madison Square.
- The 2019 Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend begins Thursday, February 28 at 319 Abercorn St. with a special cocktail reception for world famous Interior Designer Carleton Varney, followed by an exclusive dinner at the historic Oglethorpe Club.
- On Friday, join us for lunch and book signing at The Mansion on Forsyth Park with Carleton Varney.
- Friday evening, attend a glittering gala at The Green-Meldrim House, honoring our celebrity appraisers and sponsors.
- Saturday, start your morning at 10:00 AM with Paula Fogarty for her discussion on “All That Jazz!”
- Saturday’s Noon Lunch & Learn will feature architect Christian Sottile and interior designer Chuck Chewning, as they give an exclusive preview of their new project–the renewal of the magnificent Armstrong House.
- Saturday continues with the first ever tour of the renovated Armstrong Kessler Mansion, with champagne and entertainment in the gardens.
- Throughout Saturday, from 9:30AM AM -3:30 PM bring your own treasures in for evaluation by well-known TV star appraisers, Lark Mason and Amanda Everard, joined by silver and jewelry specialist Jane Mullino.
- Travel in style on Saturday, from 10:00 to 4:00, with Old Town Trolley’s John Norris architectural tour, running between VIP guided tours of The Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Houses, and St. John’s Church Gothic Revival sanctuary. All four tours included in one special rate ticket.
The Andrew Low House, designed by architect John Norris, was built in 1848 by Andrew Low II, for his young family. It was enjoyed by his many famous guests including General Robert E. Lee and William Makepeace Thackery and is best known through his daughter-in-law, Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts of America there in 1912.
The Green-Meldrim House , also designed by Norris, was constructed as a residence for Mr. Charles Green, who came to Savannah from England in 1833. The house served as headquarters for Union General William T. Sherman as he concluded his March to the Sea in 1864. Mr. Green hoped to protect his home and his cotton from destruction by inviting the Civil War commander to use his home while in Savannah.