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15 Minutes Away on Foot: See the Historic Armstrong House

February 14, 2011

This week, we highlight the Historic Armstrong House, located at 447 Bull Street – on the North-West corner of Bull Street and Gaston Street, at the North end of Forsyth Park.

Historic Armstrong House Exterior
Exterior of the Historic Armstrong House.

The Historic Armstrong House has been a private home, a college campus (what is now Armstrong Atlantic State University), was owned by Jim Williams, and is currently home to the law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP. The house was designed by Henrick Wallin, and constructed between 1916 and 1919 for George Ferguson Armstrong and his family.

Perhaps most notable to tourists and visitors to Savannah is that the house has been featured in at least three major movies. These movies include the 1962 release of Cape Fear and 1997’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (interior and exterior shots were used in the film).

 

Historic Armstrong House Interior
Interior of the Historic Armstrong House. Photo copyright The South Magazine, 2009
The interior of  the Historic Armstrong House is not open to the general public except for special events, including, the Downtown Neighborhood Association Holiday Tour of Homes.
Getting to the Historic Armstrong House from the Catherine Ward House Inn by foot is very easy. From door to door, it takes as little as 5-7 minutes to walk between the two.
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