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The last unrestored mansion of Savannah, housing costs & award-winning honey

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Quote of the day

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

Jonathan Swift

A mansion’s last remaining grandeur has been diminished by time and neglect.


If the walls of the Noble Hardee Mansion could talk and speak, they’d need to speak out to be heard over the hordes of antiques jostling for attention inside their rooms.

It claims to be “the last unrestored grand mansion of Savannah.” This deteriorating southern jewel does not live up to its advertising: peeling paint falling plaster and gentle neglect. It is now an antique shop, it’s a destination for people who are fond of old things or enjoy shivering from decrepitude or any combination of the two.

It was built in 1860 with the same man that gave it the house’s name. The Noble Hardee Mansion looks down and out onto Monterey Square. It was completed in 1869 and has the distinction of having received visits from the genial and totally forgettable US President Chester A. Arthur. Apartments in various tenement styles and a portion of the nearby Armstrong Junior College in the 1940s, it was one of only a handful of structures that have been deemed “exceptional” by the Historic Savannah Foundation.

The current antique store is able to enter the cellar on the ground floor and move up. The agility of the store is an advantage while you walk around the narrow maze of stacked armoires and tables. Be careful not to knock over the hand-painted 18th-century writing desk. Its price tag reads “$45,000.”

Even if you’re not blessed with $45,000 of spare change, then Alex Raskin Antiques is worth a visit. It’s not as much a shop as a museum. It’s not an actual museum, but the unnoticed and dusty storage area of a museum even if the storage area was by “15 fireplaces and exquisite plaster details.”

What was the whispered intrigue sounded in this painted 18th-century French wallpaper? Who did this Victorian toy belong to and what were they growing into? What dream were you able to imagine in this threadbare and frayed quilt? How do these floors that are 150 years old support a forest’s worth (at the very least) of old chairs cabinets, bed frames?

Around Town


Student art show ‘New Beginning’ @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center
the 21st Annual New Beginning Youth Art Exhibition celebrating the talents of local middle-school and high-school students.. Read more.
Student art show ‘New Beginning’ @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center
the 21st Annual New Beginning Youth Art Exhibition celebrating the talents of local middle-school and high-school students.. Read more.
From the hard court to Hard Knocks: Three Savannah hoopsters sign to play college football
Three standout basketball players — Johnson’s Ted Hurst and Abasi Scott and Mike Cabellero of Windsor Forest — have signed to play college football. Read more.
From the hard court to Hard Knocks: Three Savannah hoopsters sign to play college football
Three standout basketball players — Johnson’s Ted Hurst and Abasi Scott and Mike Cabellero of Windsor Forest — have signed to play college football. Read more.
‘We’re selling away Savannah’: Housing costs surge as renters, landlords scramble
In Savannah, rents have skyrocketed 32% since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, even while wages have remained stagnant. Read more.
‘We’re selling away Savannah’: Housing costs surge as renters, landlords scramble
In Savannah, rents have skyrocketed 32% since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, even while wages have remained stagnant. Read more.
Savannah Bee Company’s Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve Wins Sustainable Design Award at NY NOW – Perishable News
Savannah Bee Company’s Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve received the Sustainable Design Award while exhibiting at the NY NOW Winter 2022 Market. The award highlights and upholds brands who have embedded… Read more.
Savannah Bee Company’s Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve Wins Sustainable Design Award at NY NOW – Perishable News
Savannah Bee Company’s Tupelo Honey Gold Reserve received the Sustainable Design Award while exhibiting at the NY NOW Winter 2022 Market. The award highlights and upholds brands who have embedded… Read more.
Mayor Van Johnson addresses increased homelessness in Savannah
As we approach the third year in a global pandemic, homelessness continues to ravage through cities all across the U.S. — and the beloved Hostess City… Read more.
Mayor Van Johnson addresses increased homelessness in Savannah
As we approach the third year in a global pandemic, homelessness continues to ravage through cities all across the U.S. — and the beloved Hostess City… Read more.

What’s Happenin’


Today

Thursday

Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing | Service Brewing Co.
Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing happening at Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 17 2022 at 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm Read more.
Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing | Service Brewing Co.
Creative Coast February Social @ Service Brewing happening at Service Brewing Co., 574 Indian Street, Savannah, United States on Thu Feb 17 2022 at 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm Read more.
The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED)
The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED) Hosted By Intrinsic Events and The Wormhole Presents. Event starts on Thursday, 17 February 2022 and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub… Read more.
The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED)
The Legendary Shack Shakers, Pine Hill Haints (CANCELED) Hosted By Intrinsic Events and The Wormhole Presents. Event starts on Thursday, 17 February 2022 and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub… Read more.

Friday

Cole Swindell DOWN TO THE BAR TOUR 2022 at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre 7:30 PM – Live Nation
No description found. Read more.
Cole Swindell DOWN TO THE BAR TOUR 2022 at Savannah Civic Center – Johnny Mercer Theatre 7:30 PM – Live Nation
No description found. Read more.
Ken Trimmins Quartet
Ken Trimmins Quartet Hosted By Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Event starts on Friday and happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Ken Trimmins Quartet
Ken Trimmins Quartet Hosted By Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant. Event starts on Friday and happening at Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Cheating Alethia back at The Wormhole
Cheating Alethia w/ White Lighter Club and Sleeper Signal (Nashville) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Friday, and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music… Read more.
Cheating Alethia back at The Wormhole
Cheating Alethia w/ White Lighter Club and Sleeper Signal (Nashville) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Friday, and happening at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music… Read more.
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th)
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th) Hosted By Elan Savannah. Event starts on Friday, 18 February 2022 Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th)
Flosstradamus at Elan Savannah (Fri, February 18th) Hosted By Elan Savannah. Event starts on Friday, 18 February 2022 Register or Buy Tickets, Price… Read more.

Saturday

National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah | Barrelhouse South
National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah happening at Barrelhouse South, 125 W Congress St, Savannah at 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm Read more.
National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah | Barrelhouse South
National Margartia Weekend Bar Crawl | Savannah happening at Barrelhouse South, 125 W Congress St, Savannah at 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm Read more.
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting | Wormsloe Historic Site, S
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting happening at Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah at 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm Read more.
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting | Wormsloe Historic Site, S
Grow the Avenue: Georgia Arbor Day Tree Planting happening at Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah at 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm Read more.
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX)
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Saturday at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX)
Juniper IV with Annie Dukes (JAX) Hosted By The Wormhole. Event starts on Saturday at The Wormhole Neighborhood Pub & Music Venue, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
The Eagles Hotel California Tour
The Eagles Hotel California Tour Hosted By ConcertTour.us. Event starts on Saturday, 1 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
The Eagles Hotel California Tour
The Eagles Hotel California Tour Hosted By ConcertTour.us. Event starts on Saturday, 1 and happening at Enmarket Arena, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.

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