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Stoddard Row Houses

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1854–1855. 19–25 W. Perry St.

Restrained and precise, these four three-story Greek Revival row houses reveal their interior spatial hierarchy by the progressively lower heights of the windows as they rise up the facade. Shallow iron balconies extending from the first floor windows add a delicate accent to these otherwise austere buildings. The houses rest on a partial basement of channeled masonry, which is accessed by an external stair in the manner of English or New York City row houses, a rare configuration in Savannah. Stone stairways, set perpendicular to the house, lead to the principal floor of each dwelling, where the entrance is capped by pedimented lintels set against the scored masonry facades.

The distinctive, front-gabled, asymmetrical Italianate house next door at 15 W. Perry is thought to have been built by William Hunter for General Alexander Robert Lawton in 1867. It is raised to the same height as the adjoining row houses and features a similar front stairway, channeled masonry basement, and first-floor iron balconies. Cast-iron hoods cover the wide, segmental-arched windows. The facade of number 19 was renovated in 1978 and a cast-iron balcony added to number 25 in 1987.

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, "Stoddard Row Houses", [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, 105-106.

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