Darling set of c.1892 cottages in Beach Institute! These cottages have been lovingly restored top to bottom and currently operate as executive rentals. Each unit exudes charm and fun with a keen eye to details and a nod to the original character of this historic property. From bead board walls, painted wood ceilings, and original fireplaces to newly renovated kitchens and bathrooms and updated systems, this property is a perfect blend of old and new. Outside you’ll find an expansive courtyard that offers two patio areas, lush plantings, and a quaint laundry area. If you’re looking for an income generating property in the heart of downtown with tons of charm, this is it! BONUS: this property has an active STVR certificate!

Features & Upgrades

  • Listed at $500,000
  • Two Units
  • 2 Bedrooms & 1 Bath Each Unit
  • Built in 1892
  • Fully Renovated
  • Beadboard Walls
  • Painted Ceilings
  • Original Fireplaces
  • Renovated Kitchens
  • Renovated Bathrooms
  • Fully Landscaped Courtyard Gardens
  • Two Patios
  • Laundry Area

Location! Beach Institute

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.

The Beach Institute closed in 1919 when enrollment declined due to the opening of other area schools. The Institute now serves as an African-American Cultural Center and offers a full schedule of programs and exhibits which feature arts and crafts with a African-American influence, including a collection of wood carvings by Ulysses Davis, a renowned folk artist. It is also home to the offices of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation.

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