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Savannah

Owens Thomas House

As one of the most famous of historic homes in Savannah, Owen-Thomas House is a residence of grand opulence - decorated with family portraits, antique furniture and period tapestries. It was one of the first homes in America and included indoor plumbing even before the White House. Built in 1819 by noted English architect William Jay, it was a classic example of British Regency design with column-framed entrance, stucco façades and wrought iron balconies. However it also has cultural influences of the times to include Roman, Egyptian, and Greek themes visible throughout. The house is perfectly symmetrical and false windows and fake doors in rooms and halls keep the harmony. Daily guided tours have visitors seeing and hearing its history as they go across slave quarters, kitchens, dining room, drawing rooms, bedrooms and the library.