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The Kehoe House, Cold weather & Sweetheart sale

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Local Weather


🌧️ A 20 percent chance of rain afternoon. Cloudy, with a high near 52. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tonight – A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph.


Quote of the day

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.

-Havelock Ellis

The Kehoe House


The Kehoe House is Savannah’s most famous historic home. The Queen Anne brick home was constructed in 1893 as a single-family residence by Dewitt Bruyn. It was designed for William Kehoe (a local foundry worker). This dark red brick home features Corinthian columns and bay windows under a parapet. It also has single, double, and triple windows. A truncated tower and variegated roofline are some of the other highlights. Tourists are often shocked to discover that Kehoe used cast metal for exterior trim.

William Kehoe, a ten-year-old boy from Wexford County in Ireland, left Ireland with his family to arrive in Savannah. Kehoe, who was an apprentice iron molder, later owned a successful iron foundry. William and Annie had ten children and built this impressive house to accommodate them.

For most of the 20th century, the Kehoe House was used as a mortuary. Sometime along the way, it became a private residence. In 1980, famed football player Joe Namath bought Kehoe House for $80,000. Joe thought for a time about turning Kehoe House into a nightclub and disco, much to the horror of his Columbia Square neighbors. He changed his mind but held onto the home, fixed up the place until he sold it in 1989, for $530,000!

In the late 1990s, William Kehoe House was restored to its former glory and opened as a historic inn with period furnishings. In 2003, another restoration brought new amenities and decor to the property. The original home has twelve “bedchambers”, and the townhouse across the courtyard offers one and two bedrooms. These spacious rooms were named after prominent figures in the area’s past, including Juliette Gordon Low and Tomo-chichi Oglethorpe. Each room has a unique character that explains why it is named.

The Kehoe House is known for being one of Savannah’s most elegant inns and is an ideal choice for a romantic getaway or wedding.

News bites


Savannah Culinary Institute Sale Features Artisan Breads, Chocolates and Pastries – The Savannah Tribune
Savannah Technical College’s Savannah Culinary Institute offers its ninth annual online, pre-order Sweetheart Sale featuring assorted artisan chocolates, pastries and artisan breads for Valentine’s Day at www.bistrosavoir.com. Hand-made chocolates include… Read more.
Savannah Culinary Institute Sale Features Artisan Breads, Chocolates and Pastries – The Savannah Tribune
Savannah Technical College’s Savannah Culinary Institute offers its ninth annual online, pre-order Sweetheart Sale featuring assorted artisan chocolates, pastries and artisan breads for Valentine’s Day at www.bistrosavoir.com. Hand-made chocolates include… Read more.
Rainbow Girls are bringing their happy-go-lucky sensibilities and rock music to Savannah
The Rainbow Girls play two nights in Savannah — Feb.2and 3 — on a double bill with Americana boot-stompers, Dead South, at Victory North. Read more.
Rainbow Girls are bringing their happy-go-lucky sensibilities and rock music to Savannah
The Rainbow Girls play two nights in Savannah — Feb.2and 3 — on a double bill with Americana boot-stompers, Dead South, at Victory North. Read more.
City of Savannah creates new program to address crime and gun violence
The city of Savannah has launched a new program to address and implement strategies related to crime and neighborhood safety. The Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE), is the… Read more.
City of Savannah creates new program to address crime and gun violence
The city of Savannah has launched a new program to address and implement strategies related to crime and neighborhood safety. The Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE), is the… Read more.
Festival zone wider, parade shorter: Savannah leaders propose changes for 2022 St. Patrick’s Day
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and other community partners are recommending changes for the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival. Read more.
Festival zone wider, parade shorter: Savannah leaders propose changes for 2022 St. Patrick’s Day
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and other community partners are recommending changes for the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival. Read more.
Coldest air of the season filters in this weekend
While already cold this morning and even colder-feeling Friday, the coldest air doesn’t filter in until Friday evening. Read more.
Coldest air of the season filters in this weekend
While already cold this morning and even colder-feeling Friday, the coldest air doesn’t filter in until Friday evening. Read more.

Events


Today

Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.

Saturday

Dustin Sims Live at The Wormhole
Stand up comedy Live at The Wormhole- Dustin SimsDustin Sims is a comedian from Oxford, Alabama. Best known for his Snapchat videos and ‘Talking to Myself’ series. His unique style… Read more.
Dustin Sims Live at The Wormhole
Stand up comedy Live at The Wormhole- Dustin SimsDustin Sims is a comedian from Oxford, Alabama. Best known for his Snapchat videos and ‘Talking to Myself’ series. His unique style… Read more.
RUMOURS: a Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
The authentic recreation of Fleetwood Mac show is coming back to Victory North Savannah 2022!Formed in 2014, Rumours (also known as Rumours ATL) has taken the U.S. by storm with… Read more.
RUMOURS: a Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
The authentic recreation of Fleetwood Mac show is coming back to Victory North Savannah 2022!Formed in 2014, Rumours (also known as Rumours ATL) has taken the U.S. by storm with… Read more.
Ether Coven, Gillian Carter, Dying Whale, Long Way Down | The Sentient Bean, Savannah
Ether Coven, Gillian Carter, Dying Whale, Long Way Down happening at The Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave, Savannah, United States on Sat Jan 29 2022 at 07:30 pm Read more.
Ether Coven, Gillian Carter, Dying Whale, Long Way Down | The Sentient Bean, Savannah
Ether Coven, Gillian Carter, Dying Whale, Long Way Down happening at The Sentient Bean, 13 E Park Ave, Savannah, United States on Sat Jan 29 2022 at 07:30 pm Read more.
Prison City BBQ Food Pop Up | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Prison City BBQ Food Pop Up happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah, United States on Sat Jan 29 2022 at 01:00 pm Read more.
Prison City BBQ Food Pop Up | Southbound Brewing Company, Savannah
Prison City BBQ Food Pop Up happening at Southbound Brewing Company, 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah, United States on Sat Jan 29 2022 at 01:00 pm Read more.
Zach Deputy @ District Live at Plant Riverside District
TicZach Deputy’s upcoming concert at District Live at Plant Riverside District in Savannah on Jan 25, 2022. Read more.
Zach Deputy @ District Live at Plant Riverside District
TicZach Deputy’s upcoming concert at District Live at Plant Riverside District in Savannah on Jan 25, 2022. Read more.

Sunday

Herbal Salves 101 | Cosmic Corner, Savannah, 
Herbal Salves 101 happening at Cosmic Corner, 305 east 38th street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 30 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
Herbal Salves 101 | Cosmic Corner, Savannah, 
Herbal Salves 101 happening at Cosmic Corner, 305 east 38th street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 30 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
Frosty balls | VFW Post 660, Savannah
Frosty balls happening at VFW Post 660, 5115 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, GA 31405, Savannah, United States on Sun Feb 06 2022 at 09:00 am Read more.
Frosty balls | VFW Post 660, Savannah
Frosty balls happening at VFW Post 660, 5115 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, GA 31405, Savannah, United States on Sun Feb 06 2022 at 09:00 am Read more.

Monday

BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Lets go! | Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah
BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Let’s go! happening at Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah GA, Savannah, United States on… Read more.
BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Lets go! | Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah
BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Let’s go! happening at Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah GA, Savannah, United States on… Read more.

Tuesday

Savannah Doll Show | Beach Institute, Savannah, GA | February 1 to March 20
Savannah Doll Show happening at Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 01 2022 at 12:00 pm to Sun Mar 20 2022 at 05:00 pm Read more.
Savannah Doll Show | Beach Institute, Savannah, GA | February 1 to March 20
Savannah Doll Show happening at Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris St, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 01 2022 at 12:00 pm to Sun Mar 20 2022 at 05:00 pm Read more.
GSIS 2022 | Savannah Convention Center | February 1 to February 3
GSIS 2022 happening at Savannah Convention Center, One International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 01 2022 at 08:00 am to Thu Feb 03 2022 at… Read more.
GSIS 2022 | Savannah Convention Center | February 1 to February 3
GSIS 2022 happening at Savannah Convention Center, One International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421, Savannah, United States on Tue Feb 01 2022 at 08:00 am to Thu Feb 03 2022 at… Read more.

Wednesday

Twin Twangler Tour (Night 1)
The Dead South Twin Twangler TOUR! Enjoy Different sets of music each night at Victory North Savannah, GA. THE DEAD SOUTH: TWIN TWANGLE TOUR: (Two nights with differing sets each… Read more.
Twin Twangler Tour (Night 1)
The Dead South Twin Twangler TOUR! Enjoy Different sets of music each night at Victory North Savannah, GA. THE DEAD SOUTH: TWIN TWANGLE TOUR: (Two nights with differing sets each… Read more.

#gumptionsavannah

#SCADMOA “The lantern rings are meant to hang from the hand during prayer or meditation. They are not outright narratives, though they suggest a quietude that is, at its essence, personal. The lanterns recur in the shape of a lotus, a flower with both ceremonial and decorative functions. These rings suggest a moment of thought where stillness, beauty, and illustration can peacefully coexist.” – Jay Song, chair of SCAD jewelry

Song’s works are now on view in “Ring Redux” at #SCADMOA through Jan. 30. #RingRedux
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#JaySong, “Hand Lantern Ring [Longing series],” 2015


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