The Andrew Low House

Tania June Sammons with Virginia Connerat Logan

A look inside one of Savannah’s grandest antebellum mansions


Description

The Andrew Low House was the Savannah, Georgia, marriage home of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, and was visited by the likes of William Makepeace Thackeray and Robert Lee. Built on a trust lot facing Lafayette Square, the house is now owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia and is open as a house museum.

Tania June Sammons takes readers through the house room by room, relating the history of the Low family and the enslaved people who served them. The house preserves one of the finest collections of period furnishings relating to the history of Savannah, including furniture, silver, porcelain, and paintings by some of America’s most prestigious furniture makers, including Duncan Phyfe and Joseph Barry. The parterre garden, one of the three remaining original nineteenth-century garden plans in the city, has been restored to its period condition.

In this richly illustrated book, Sammons leads visitors through the house to see the following:
First Floor: Front Formal Parlor, Informal Parlor, Dining Room, Low Library.
Second Floor: Robert E. Lee Bedroom,  Children’s Bedroom, William Makepeace Thackeray Bedroom, Bathing Room, Low Bedroom, Stiles Bedroom.

Commissioned by the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia, Savannah Town Club

A Kenneth Coleman Fund Publication


Page count: 96 pp.
70 color and b&w photos
Trim size: 6 x 8.5

 



Hardcover
List price: $19.95
978-0-8203-5398-2
04/01/18

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Tania June Sammons is the former curator of decorative arts and historic sites at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, and author of The Owens-Thomas House.

Virginia Connerat Logan, a member of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, served as the Andrew Low House Librarian and Georgia State Archivist. She is the author of Andrew Low’s Legacy.