The Savannah inspiration for this elegant home is considered to be one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in America. It was created by the British architect William Jay who was commissioned by Bermuda-born Richard Richardson, a Savannah banker and merchant. The concept is a rich interpretation of classical forms which trace their way through Regency England to the late Renaissance of Palladio to antiquity. Jay's opulent design was quite the sensation in Savannah. This unique house was built on a trust lot overlooking Oglethorpe Square and is where Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette spoke to the public on his last trip to America in1825.
The Battery - Savannah
Era: Antebellum
Style: Regency (1811-1830)
3870 The Battery
Richardson-Owens-Thomas House – 329 Abercorn Street, Savannah (1819)
Inspiration Tour