Five Events In Two Days Of Antiques And Architecture In Savannah
To Benefit The Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim Museum Houses
March 2, 3 2018
The Savannah Antiques & Architecture Weekend is an antique appraisal fundraiser surrounded by events with speakers and presentations on antiques, architecture, and interior design. Celebrity appraisers and speakers are the highlight of the weekend.
Explore and Learn about the Wonderful Discoveries in These Historic Homes
- The Friday kickoff luncheon will be held in The Chatham Club, a private venue, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Historic District, as you lunch with Sonny Seals, author of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia.
- Friday evening, attend a glittering reception and exciting live auction at The Green-Meldrim house, honoring our celebrity appraisers and sponsors.
- Saturday: Start your morning at 10:00 with Brandon Branch, New York Times bestselling author, designer, and expert in Southern style.
- Saturday: Lunch & Learn with Architect Christian Sottile, and Chuck Chewning, Interior Design and Preservationist, as they discuss their new project – The Armstrong House in Savannah.
- Saturday: Learn about Decorative Arts from Courtland Smith-Stevens at 2:00.
Travel in style with Old Town Trolleys between private tours of The Andrew Low and Green-Meldrim museum houses and learn about Savannah’s greatest 19th century architect, John Norris, who designed both noble houses. The tour will also pass by several other fine examples of his work along the way. Knowledgeable docents will guide you through the splendid interiors and entertain you with little known connections between these houses and the families who occupied them. The spectacular sanctuary of St. John’s Church will be an added attraction as it is a glorious example of the Gothic Revival architecture of its day. Magnificent stained glass windows and priceless religious relics adorn the interior.
Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Low and the Green-Meldrim Houses. All events will take place in the heart of the Historic District, within easy walking distance of one another. Many options for dining, shopping and touring are available.
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 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.
Both splendidly furnished homes and St. John’s Sanctuary will be open for tours on Saturday to ticket holders. See full Event Schedule