This house was based on the Mercer Mansion on Bull Street at Monterey Square in Savannah. The original was built for Hugh W. Mercer who was a graduate of West Point and the great grandfather of well-known lyricist Johnny Mercer. He resigned his U.S. Army commission to become a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. The house was started prior to the Civil War, but not completed until after the conflict was over. The style is Italianate with a touch of Gothic Revival. Of special note are the beautifully formed dark hood pediments over the arched windows. In 1969 the original house was purchased by Jim Williams, a Savannah antique dealer, whose lifestyle inspired the book and movie, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” in which the house played a significant role.
Muirfield Square - Savannah
Era: Antebellum
Style: Italianate (1840-1870)
3951 Muirfield Square
Mercer House - 29 Bull Street, Savannah (1860-68)
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