William Scarbrough House
William Scarbrough House
The front portico of house in 2011
|Location||41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Savannah, Georgia|
|Architectural style||Early Republic, Other|
|NRHP Reference #||70000201|
|Added to NRHP||June 22, 1970|
|Designated NHL||November 7, 1973|
William Scarbrough House is a historic house in Savannah, Georgia. It is significant for its Neoclassical architecture. It was completed in 1819. An architecturally compatible third floor was added in the mid-19th century, but was later removed. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
The house is home to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, founded in 1966, and features nine galleries of ship models, maritime paintings and artifacts that reflect Savannah's maritime heritage. Ship models include the SS Savannah, HMS Anne, the ship that carried James Oglethorpe and the first settlers of Georgia in 1732, The Wanderer, the last documented ship to bring a cargo of slaves from Africa to the United States in 1858, and RMS Titanic.
The museum also features 2 acres of gardens derived from a typical 19th century parlor garden design.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "William Scarbrough House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
- Sherry L. Johnson and Mark R. Barnes (April 15, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: William Scarbrough House / West Broad Street School" (PDF). National Park Service. and PDF (32 KB)
- "Scarbrough House". Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum". Visit Historic Savannah. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Collection". Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum". Georgia Tourism and Travel. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- Media related to William Scarbrough House at Wikimedia Commons
- Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum - official site
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. GA-2127, "William Scarborough House, 41 West Broad Street, Savannah, Chatham County, GA", 41 photos, 44 measured drawings, 8 data pages, 3 photo caption pages
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