Owens-thomas House In Savannah, Georgia
Photograph - Color Digital Art Photography
This is one of the first images I posted for sale on Fine Art America and it is now part of the front cover for the book Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah (ISBN 978-9388125956). The book is described as: "A memoir of what happens when the heart and soul of a historic city meet the art and purpose of a 21st-century advocate for compassion and social justice."
Built in 1817-1819, the Owens-Thomas House mansion is part of the Telfair Museums complex and a National Historic Landmark building. It is often described as one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the United States and when designed and constructed, by architect William Jay, was considered extremely sophisticated.
It is prized today by historians and tourists as a prime example of an urban antebellum structure where slave quarters remain intact behind the main building.
At a time (the 2010s) when large numbers of Savannah's indigenous African-American population are falling prey to gentrification, the elegant mansion is also an important reminder of how far they have come since the American Civil War.
Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah
100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance
April 24th, 2017
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