This is where seven determined women started the whole Savannah restoration movement in 1954. They raised $22,500, a tidy sum back then, and purchased the house, saving it from demolition and a future as a parking lot. They established the Historic Savannah Foundation, and the whole city was spared. Constructed between 1815 and 1820 by master builder Isaiah Davenport, the Davenport House is one of the truly great Federal-style houses in the United States, with delicate ironwork and a handsome elliptical stairway.
- © Frommer's 2013