John S. Norris Architecture Photos

Architect John S. Norris (1804-1876) evolved from being a mason in New York, to builder in the south, to his first major architectural design commission: Savannah Custom House (1848-52). This success led to other Savannah commissions: the Andrew Low House (1849), the Green-Meldrim House (1853), the Abrahams Home for Indigent Females (1858) & the Hugh Mercer House (1860-66). He returned to New York before the Civil War. Norris was noted for his use of several mid-19th-century revival styles.

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United States Custom House. Savannah, GA.Granite columns of United States Custom House each weighing 15 tons brought from Quincy, ME. Savannah, GA.Andrew Low House adulthood home of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low now a museum. Savannah, GA.Front door of Andrew Low House welcomed guests like Robert E. Lee & William Makepeace Thackeray. Savannah, GA.
United States Custom House (1848-52). Savannah, GA. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: John S. Norris. On National Register.Granite columns of United States Custom House each weighing 15 tons brought from Quincy, ME. Savannah, GA.Andrew Low House (1849) (329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Square) adulthood home of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low now a museum. Savannah, GA. Architect: John S. Norris. On National Register.Front door of Andrew Low House welcomed guests like Robert E. Lee & William Makepeace Thackeray. Savannah, GA.
Lion in front of Andrew Low House. Savannah, GA.Wrought iron veranda of Andrew Low House. Savannah, GA.Green-Meldrim Mansion on Madison Square. Savannah, GA.Green-Meldrim Mansion served as Civil War General Tecumseh Sherman's Headquarters for the occupation of Savannah. Savannah, GA.
Lion in front of Andrew Low House. Savannah, GA.Wrought iron veranda of Andrew Low House. Savannah, GA.Green-Meldrim Mansion on Madison Square. Savannah, GA. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: John S. Norris. On National Register.Green-Meldrim Mansion served as Civil War General Tecumseh Sherman's Headquarters (Dec. 22, 1864 - Feb. 1, 1865) for the occupation of Savannah. Savannah, GA.
General Hugh W. Mercer House. Savannah, GA.John Stoddard's Upper Range on Factors Walk. Savannah, GA.

General Hugh W. Mercer House (1860-68) (Mercer Williams Museum) (429 Bull St. on Monterey Square). Savannah, GA. Architect: John S. Norris.John Stoddard's Upper Range (1859) on Factors Walk. Savannah, GA. Architect: John S. Norris.


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