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Review of Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House
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Ranked #24 of 218 things to do in Savannah
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Andrew Low commissioned New York architect John Norris to design and construct his house in 1848. Norris came to Savannah to design the Custom House on Bay Street and remained in Savannah to build many desirable residences with the latest in technology and luxury. The Italianate exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stuccoed brick walls. The well proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The delicate balance of exterior restraint and opulent interior resulted in an elegant villa for the family.
Akron, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Neat to visit”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I really enjoyed the tour of the house. Our tour guide was friendly and personable. He didn't have a script memorized. He kind of went with the crowd. He was able to answer every question asked.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Loved this House”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The Andrew Low House is indeed one of Savannah's special treats. The informative, very charming guide told the interesting story of a hardworking immigrant who found success in America and the lovely house he was able to build for his family. The furnishings are just beautiful and everyone in the tour seemed to enjoy it as much as my husband and I did.

Visited June 2014
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
378 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Yet another great house to visit in Savannah”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Andrew Low I was one of the if not the wealthiest man in Savannah in his day and his house was equally a symbol of his wealth and has been preserved for us to see how he lived in ante bellum Savannah. This is a true rags to riches story of a Scot come to America who gained fortune and began a dynasty of the South of merchants and good marriages by his nephew and heir Andrew Low II. Well worth the tour as Low II was certainly a son of Scotland and the South. Robert E. Lee visited Low House in 1870 among other famous people of the day! Well worth the time and highly recommended!

Visited May 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Magically Historic”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

You must acknowledge the City of Savannah and the historical society for the pristine and period correctness in maintaining the many homes on the "Squares" in Savannah. The guides in each home are extremely knowledgeable about the homes history and very pleasantly will answer any questions you may have. The historical tie-in this has to other homes (Juliette Gordon Low for example) is very intriguing. As with all the homes, this home is manicured to perfection without destroying the historical ambience. A must see!

Visited July 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Chance to Educate...Lost”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Went to the Low House with GS Troop as part of a pilgrimage. All three ladies working there had a chance to educate young growing minds and expand the perspective of future leaders. Instead, they all seemed equally annoyed by the mere presence of our young ladies. Our tour guide, the youngest if the three ladies, was interrupted repeatedly by a mature woman to "hurry us up" and that they had "little time" for any of the girls questions. Not shown any southern hospitality nor even common courtesies. This historic site is no representation on Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon or the spirit of Savannah. I sincerely hope this review causes a change in the attitude in the staff.

Visited June 2014
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