Owens-Thomas House Museum

Savannah, Georgia

Preservation Award for Outstanding Achievement
–Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

A.I.A. Award for Excellence in Architecture
–A.I.A. Georgia Chapter

A.I.A. Sustainable Design Award
–A.I.A. South Georgia Chapter

Trustees Award for Excellence in Architectural Preservation
–Historic Savannah Foundation

A National Historic Landmark, the Owens-Thomas House, built in 1819, is considered to be the finest example of English Regency architecture in the United States. An extensive preservation program of exterior historic finishes alleviated the deterioration which occurred over the years. The carriage house at the east end of the property housed domestic slaves and a stable/loft. Part of the preservation and restoration program was to return the original pattern of openings to the carriage house. The slaves quarters were adaptively reused as orientation and interpretation galleries for visitors to the museum.