Harper Fowlkes House
This Greek Revival architectural treasure, Harper Fowlkes House, is a perfect example of a grand southern home seeped with history. Learn about the interiors, antiques, fabrics and design that were popular in the 1800s. Full of art and antiques, this tour is sure to be of interest to history and architectural buffs. The house was donated and dedicated to the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia.
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Harper Fowlkes House
The Harper Fowlkes House overlooks beautiful Orleans Square in downtown Savannah. The house is topped with a distinctive mansard roof, and features an elegant central hall with six spectacular chandeliers. The interior, with both the architecture and the collections, will impress as much as the stately exterior.
The story of the original family, as well as the last resident of the house, Alida Harper, will fascinate you. Alida’s collection of family furniture and antebellum antiques give guests the feeling that they have stepped back in time. She lived in the house for 45 years. As an antique dealer, she lovingly filled the house with period pieces and collectibles that remain today. She was an entrepreneur and a preservationist before her time.
The life of Alida Harper is a journey to be remembered. A pioneer in the restoration movement, Alida grew to become one of the most successful Savannah women in the 20th century. Landscape architect, John McEllen, designed the courtyard garden featuring a red maple grown from seed from George Washington’s Virginia estate! This grand southern home was left to the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia. The Society of the Cincinnati serves as a patriotic organization founded by George Washington’s officers in 1783.
Good To Know
- Tour an Elegant Greek Revival Mansion
- Filled with beautiful antiques and furnishings
- Featuring a large, impressive garden
- Headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati
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