One benefit of moving to a new city is the possibility of discovering new places and people on any given day. I’ve been discovering more places than people, but I want to show you what I discovered on our way to visit to the Owens-Thomas House. We got a late start and felt hungry so as we passed this little spot, we decided to stop and grab a sandwich.
I don’t know if it would qualify for that T.V. show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, but Clary’s had a happy clientage and my grilled cheese on rye was perfect. I spotted this beautiful home on the walk back to the car, and had to drag dear husband away to discover what else this pretty street in Savannah had to offer. Many of the homes date to the Civil War era and you wonder who lived in these homes, and how they weathered the crisis and the desperate years leading up to Sherman’s march on Savannah. Fortunately there have been attempts to restore and protect the historic district over the many years and we are all the better for it. There are some very green thumbs living on this charming street off Abercorn. Like many cities, there are doorways, alleys and gates that offer glimpses to the city gardens. I will be curious to see what happens in this side yard! Though I live on the coastal side of Savannah where most of the building has been done in the last 40 years, I think that there should be references in your home to the history of the area. That is why I was wondering “what were they thinking?” when we bought our home and spotted this light pole right in the front yard. It is black iron, but….We just had some fencing put up in the back yard so that we could sit outside with the dogs safely inside and the alligators hopefully far away in a lagoon on the other side! Of course, the iron work in historic Savannah is beautiful but it would not do on most new homes. Yet, I like the reference to the iron and it fits here much better than the white picket fence from our Connecticut home could have. The light post may have a black wrought iron look, but there is so much else wrong with it – do you agree? And hopefully the fence for our back yard is right.