Downtown Buildings -- The Pink House
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah -- Pictorial works.
Historic sites -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Commercial buildings -- Georgia -- Savannah.
The image is from a scan of a slide from Myrtle Jones Collection, MS 002. The slide was used in the publication of her book, A Savannah Experience: an artistic expression of my life in Savannah, published in 1995. The slide depicts an acrylic on canvas painting of the Pink House painted in 1994.
The Olde Pink House was named for the pink stucco, which covers its old brick. It was 1789 for James Habersham Jr., one of Savannah's most important early cotton factors and founding-family members. The Georgian mansion was built on a lot that was originally a land grant from the British Crown. The building survived the fire of 1796. The house was a residence occupied by the Bolton family between 1804 to 1812. Between 1812 and 1865, the house became a commercial building for Planter's Bank and First Bank of Georgia. Union General Zebulon York used it for his headquarters in 1865. It now houses Olde Pink House, a restaurant and tavern.
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21 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches
Acrylic on canvas
The Myrtle Jones Papers, MS 002, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design
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