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Savannah

Green Meldrim House

This historical building is on West Macon Street at Madison Square and is a National Historic Landmark. It was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864. Built in the middle of the 19th century it is grand, both on the outside and inside. The period furnishings are from the mid 19th century. A tour with well informed volunteer guides gets you walking through the rooms that are open to visits. The house was designed and built between 1853 and 1861 by architect John Norris. The first owner Charles Green was a cotton merchant. Later in 1892, local politician and Judge Peter Meldrim purchased it to reside in it for several decades. An example of Gothic Revival style the home has a cast-iron porch, oriel windows and an imposing front cast-iron fence.