124 Abercorn Street Savannah GA
Distance from hotel: 15.3 mi
Phone: (912) 790-8880
Located in the heart of historic Savannah, Georgia, the Owens-Thomas House is certainly one of the South's noteworthy sites. The house is considered by architects and historians alike to be one of the best examples of the English Regency architecture style in America.
The house was designed by English architect William Jay, one of the most important architects practicing in America during the early nineteenth century. After being built originally for Richard Richardson, the first president of the Bank of the United States in Savannah, and an eight year stint as a lodging house, in 1830 it was purchased by then-mayor of Savannah George Welshman Owens and remained in the Owens family until the middle of the twentieth century, when Owens' granddaughter left it to the Telfair Acadamy.
The Owens-Thomas House is a must-see site for any history- or architecture-enthusiasts on their visit to Savannah. It is a beautiful representation of period and stands today as timeless as ever. Tours are offered every half hour, but the house is closed during most major holidays.