The original of this home on Muirfield Square was built by John Norris for Andrew Low, one of the richest cotton merchants in the South. Juliette Gordon Low, wife of their son Phillip, founded the Girl Scouts of America in 1912. Juliette and Philip occupied the house from 1886-1927. A frequent guest in this house between 1853 and 1856 was the famous English writer William Makepeace Thackeray who wrote “Vanity Fair” satirizing society in early 19th century England. The architect John Norris of New York also designed the Mercer House in Savannah. The style is Italianate with cupola, emphatic eaves and two distinctly opposing square pilasters and round columns supporting the front pediment, This front portico design is referred to as “Tower of the Winds”, from a classical Greek structure in Athens.
Muirfield Square - Savannah
Era: Antebellum
Style: Italianate (1840-1870)
3964 Muirfield Square
Low House – 329 Abercorn Street, Savannah (1849)
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