Hamilton-Turner House, Savannah
The Savannah park side mansion was built in 1873 for wealthy jeweler and city mayor, Samuel Pugh Hamilton. The aristocrat's home was the first in Savannah Georgia to install electricity. It is said that Savannah's citizenry stood in doubtful anticipation betting in the adjoining park that the mansion would explode when electricity was first activated. Now a famed Georgia mansion hotel.
This elegant house is at the southeast corner of Lafayette Square. The house was sold in the late 1990s and has since become the elegant Hamilton-Turner Inn.
The ghosts of former tenants are said to tread the halls here on a nightly basis, and it is not hard to imagine why they would not want to leave.
- The first building in Savannah Georgia with electricity
- One of the first homes with an indoor bath and privy
- Cost of the mansion (completed ca. Christmas 1873) was $100,000
- Cost of original furnishings was estimated at $50,000
Hours: 10am-4:30pm daily