Sunday, February 16, 2014

Zeigler House Inn Shares Unheralded Savannah Story of Historic Jones Street: USA Patriotic Surprises

A blushing Zeigler House Inn's innkeeper, Jackie Heinz (R)
with pal Diane McCray from Green Palm Inn
at Chart House Restaurant on the Savannah waterfront.
SAVANNAH Georgia -- What's in a color, blush? What's in a street name, Jones? Both play important roles in what's happening at Zeigler House Inn right now.

Gussied up beautifully for spring's high season in Savannah, Georgia, Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast's fresh coat of blush paint comes with an unheralded story about magnificent Jones Street.

Renewed blushes and hoorays, too for applause from SavannahNow, celebrating a big anniversary for John Berendt's novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil -- achieving a record number of weeks (216) it spent on the New York Times best-seller list (according to GeorgiaEncyclopedia).  Our Jones Street B&B guests here will be right in the thick of "The Book" neighborhood's storied places.

We'll bring you new photos of the inn soon! Meanwhile ... 

We're blushing with USA patriotic pride, learning this splendid story about Jones Street!  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

"The Visual Architectural Delight of Savannah" includes Italinate Architecture: Zeigler House Inn and Comer House

Comer House (background left) overlooks
Monterey Square and the Pulaski Monument,
Pulaski Monument, designed by Robert
Launitz and erected in 1855.
 Frances Benjamin Johnston, photographer
Library of Congress, Carnegie Collection
SAVANNAH Georgia (February 2, 2014) -- Historic 19th Century architecture in Savannah is one of the city's magnificent treasures. We can thank, in part, Civil War General William Sherman for his decision not to burn Savannah during the Union army's infamous "March to the Sea" in 1864.  Remember, his army burned Atlanta and a swath of plantations and farms between Atlanta and Savannah, including Savannah River plantation homes in route into the city.

"After 1850, Savannah saw the rise of Italianate, Queen Anne, and Gothic and exotic revival styles. Many of these buildings are high style residences, exhibiting the prosperity of Savannah before the Civil War." Source: Historic Savannah Foundation
Two beautiful Italianate homes, both steeped in history in Savannah's Landmark Historic District, are our Zeigler House Inn (circa 1858), and the historic Comer House (circa 1880) on Monterey Square.

Why limit your enjoyment to Savannah's architecture from  streetside views? We'd love for you to plan your stay at our popular, historic Savannah bed and breakfast -- Zeigler House Inn, built by lumber merchant Solomon Zeigler.
The "visual architectural delight of Savannah manifests itself in three distinct scales, entwined to create a visual fabric unlike any city in the United States." -- Eric Meyerhoff, Savannah architect