$325,000 | 2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 1,224 Square Feet
|Historic Beach Institute! Nestled on a quiet street, this historic townhome is the perfect mix of Savannah charm and modern updates. Step inside to the open concept living room featuring an original fireplace and floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves flanking either side. Your kitchen is accented by exposed brick and hardwood flooring opening up into your formal dining room. Upstairs you’ll find two bedrooms each boasting their own en-suite bathroom- and off the master is an adorable balcony! Back downstairs is your private screened in porch just off your kitchen, and a beautiful shared courtyard garden. STVR certificate in place, making this an ideal investment opportunity or the perfect Downtown getaway! Conveniently located just steps from Mother Matilda Park and within walking distance to everything Downtown Savannah has to offer!|
Features & Upgrades
- Offered at $325,000
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2.5 Baths
- 1,224 square feet
- Built in 1900
- Hardwood Floors
- 2 Fireplaces
- Open Living Room w/Built-In Bookshelves
- Formal Dining Room
- Kitchen with Exposed Brick
- Half Bathroom on the Main Floor
- Each Bedroom has an En-Suite Bathroom
- Balcony off the Master Bedroom
- Rear Screened-In Porch
- Beautiful Shared Courtyard Garden
- Steps from Mother Matilda Park
- Within Walking Distance to Everything Downtown Savannah!
Location! Location! Location!
Savannah’s Beach Institute, built in 1867 by the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established by the American Missionary Association for the education of newly freed slaves. The school was named for New Yorker Alfred S. Beach, editor of the Scientific American, who donated funds to purchase the site. Staffed primarily by white female teachers from the north, 600 students initially enrolled the school. In 1875, it was turned over to the Savannah Board of Education, and it became a free public school for black children.
Spanning from Liberty to Gwinnett and Price to E. Broad Streets, the surrounding neighborhood was developed in the 1850s by investors for the Savannah-Albany Railroad seeking to create housing for their workers. Unlike the rest of downtown Savannah, the plan did not include tithing lots, trust lots, or central squares. The predominant building type was the double one-story cottage. These cottages are not found anywhere else in Historic Savannah. Another building type found in the neighborhood is the corner store, with entrances on the corner angle. Overall, it was an integrated neighborhood with a strong German presence and black ownership as early as the 1860s. In the 1980s, the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation and the Historic Savannah Foundation aimed to resist the gentrification and displacement occurring throughout downtown Savannah as a result of the historic preservation movement. Together they established the “Live in a Landmark” and “Fee and Fine Forgiveness” programs, helping the area to remain mixed and affordable. The effort was successful, and today is considered a model for conscious historic preservation planning throughout the nation. Because of these initiatives, the established Beach Institute Historic Neighborhood remains the oldest surviving African American neighborhood in Savannah.