Savannah's Little Crooked Houses: If These Walls Could Talk

Savannah's Little Crooked Houses: If These Walls Could Talk

by Johnson


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In a warm, accessible style, Savannah writer Susan B. Johnson gives voice to the walls of the famous antebellum cottages that dot the city’s historic district and examines the lives of the families that called them home. Who built these tiny dwellings? Who lived in their twelve hundred (or fewer) square feet of space? And what sort of world did they see when they gazed out their windows? This charming, meticulously researched book answers all these questions—and more. Who can resist the story of Dr. Samuel Furman, who was married to sisters, first Lucy and then Henrietta Williams? Or the sad tale of Edward and Jane Harden, who both died of bilious fever in 1804—he on her birthday, she on his—leaving their children in the care of slaves? Or the mystery of lively and conniving Eliza Howell, whose three husbands all died under the same circumstances?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596292260
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Pages: 121
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Susan B. Johnson is a Savannah, Georgia-based writer and artist. She has written a variety of articles in local, regional and national publications, and her local history pieces have appeared in the Savannah Morning News, Savannah News Press and Georgia Gazette. She is also an active member of several Savannah- and Georgia-specific history organizations, including Historic Savannah, the Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Georgia Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     13
Introduction     15
503 East Saint Julian Street, Washington Ward     21
426 East Saint Julian Street, Warren Ward     35
417 East Congress Street, Warren Ward     45
416 East State Street, Greene Ward     53
536 East State Street, Greene Ward     65
140 Price Street, Greene Ward     71
517 East York Street, Greene Ward     81
519 East York Street, Greene Ward     97
206 and 208 West Gordon Lane, Chatham Ward     105
Notes     115
Bibliography     117
About the Author     123

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