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“The House to See” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Green-Meldrim House

Green-Meldrim House
Ranked #47 of 210 things to do in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in Madison Square, this was the headquarters of General Sherman after he occupied Savannah in 1864.
Florida
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“The House to See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2006

From the inventive fixtures (electricity wasn't placed in the house until 1921) to the beautiful ceiling work to the hidden closets (they taxed the rooms in the house so they didn't have closets) this is the house to see. We were fortunate enough to speak to a woman that was a friend of one of the Meldrim children. She talked of roller skating up and down the hallway floor with her friend. This house is just beautiful. If I were going to see only one house in Savannah, this would be the one!

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“Extrordinary Skylight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2005

The architectural features of this house are fascinating - - especially the skylight once used to "clear the air" in the house. The furnishings are not all original and include a mish-mash of donated items. The docents were very knowledgable (the house is now the parish house for the Church next door) and the admission price of $5.00 a bargain. One tip - - we were encouraged to join a tour in progress and if I were to do it again would wait until the beginning of the next full tour. The history of General Sherman's stay and his relationship with the owner of the house alone are worth the trip through the house.

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“Do it for sure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2003

We thought this was great. The books don't really give it credit and we just passed it and thought, "well lets go in". I am so glad we did. The double parlors and beautiful - great ornamental plaster work. The front doors were very interesting, make sure they tell you about them. The dome is also very interesting. PLUS, the house has so much history. Go see it.

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