The Georgia Trust

2015 PRESERVATION AWARDS: EXCELLENCE IN RESTORATION

JULIETTE GORDON LOW BIRTHPLACE
Savannah, Chatham County

Originally known as the Wayne-Gordon Home, the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace was built in Savannah in 1821. Juliette's parents significantly renovated the house in 1886, the year Juliette married Andrew Low, some 26 years prior to her founding the Girl Scouts of America. In 1953 the Girl Scouts of America purchased the home after it had fallen into disrepair and began a major restoration in 1964. However by the early 2000s, serious structural problems were developing and it was determined that previous errors in restoration methods and materials would require correction. This resulted in a major restoration project commencing in 2012 to restore the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace to its 1886 appearance.


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