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Eastman-Hull-Stoddard-Barrow House (Moses Eastman House)

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1844–1847, Charles B. Cluskey; 1911 additions, Henrik Wallin. 17 W. McDonough St.

The Eastman House cogently responds to the urban plan of Savannah. Its original stout single-story Doric front portico faces the wide expanse of McDonough Street (diverging from trust-lot convention of facing the square), while its eastern facade is more monumental with a semicircular, colossal Ionic portico dramatically addressing Chippewa Square. The semicircular portico was originally one story high, but was rebuilt in 1911 along with other changes by Wallin, including a third-story addition. Moses Eastman, a Savannah silversmith, sold the house to merchant and planter John Stoddard before it was completed in 1847. The iron fence featuring medallions with busts of statesmen and poets on the outside of the sidewalk dates to 1857 and was salvaged from the Wetter House after its demolition in 1950.

Writing Credits

Robin B. Williams with David Gobel, Patrick Haughey, Daves Rossell, and Karl Schuler


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Robin B. Williams with David Gobel, Patrick Haughey, Daves Rossell, and Karl Schuler, "Eastman-Hull-Stoddard-Barrow House (Moses Eastman House)", [Savannah, Georgia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Savannah, Robin B. Williams. With David Gobel, Patrick Haughey, Daves Rossell, and Karl Schuler. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016, 105-105.

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