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Why the pink color, Mamma Mia & Jepson Center exhibits

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Why is The Olde Pink House Pink?


The Olde Pink House Restaurant

In addition to its famed dishes, locals and tourists are also attracted by the Olde Pink House’s amazing design and interior, which includes the restaurant’s unique, beautiful color: pink!

The pink hue isn’t something new – it’s been part of the restaurant’s distinctive design for more than 100 years. The story behind the color is much more complex than a typical paint job, and it’s difficult to tell the full story without digging into the past of the restaurant.

A gentleman known as James Habersham Jr. began building a lavish mansion. Although it is normal to have delays during the building of a home, James experienced a rather unusual setback for a homeowner.

The structure of the mansion was constructed of red bricks that were then covered completely with white plaster. It’s possible that the quality of the bricks or the work itself wasn’t the best as these red bricks were able to seep into the plaster and make the mansion a hue of pink.

Habersham was worried that the mansion’s pink hue would make him the main attraction for the neighbors, something he did not want. His solution: Once the pink color starts to show through then apply white paint to it.

In the end, descendants of Habersham purchased the mansion that was home to a variety of owners throughout the decades. In the intervening years, every one of the residents continued to apply white paint over the dreadful pink color.

In the 1920s, a woman purchased the mansion in order to start the tea shop and then chose not to follow the trend and painted all the mansion in pink. Since then, the mansion has become recognized for its signature color.

Around Town


Two new juxtaposing exhibitions on permanent display at Jepson Center provide diverse art forms
The two exhibitions show the renewed commitment to diversifying the collection and highlighting the work of under-represented artists and narratives. Read more.
Two new juxtaposing exhibitions on permanent display at Jepson Center provide diverse art forms
The two exhibitions show the renewed commitment to diversifying the collection and highlighting the work of under-represented artists and narratives. Read more.
Bluffton Youth Theatre helping kids of all abilities find confidence and shine on stage
In this week’s Lowcountry Living segment, we’re taking you behind the scenes of the Bluffton Youth Theater. Read more.
Bluffton Youth Theatre helping kids of all abilities find confidence and shine on stage
In this week’s Lowcountry Living segment, we’re taking you behind the scenes of the Bluffton Youth Theater. Read more.
First City Progress: Purpose Built Community bringing childhood learning center to Eastside
The Purpose Built Community is a national network of neighborhoods that are seeking revitalization through development of community resources. Read more.
First City Progress: Purpose Built Community bringing childhood learning center to Eastside
The Purpose Built Community is a national network of neighborhoods that are seeking revitalization through development of community resources. Read more.
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MAMMA MIA! to Return to The Savannah Theatre
The Historic Savannah Theatre will bringback their most popular show ever – the Worldwide Smash Hit Musical based on the music of ABBA! Read more.
MAMMA MIA! to Return to The Savannah Theatre
The Historic Savannah Theatre will bringback their most popular show ever – the Worldwide Smash Hit Musical based on the music of ABBA! Read more.

What’s Happenin’


Today

Jazz Supper Club “Blues Brothers”
Join us for another Jazz Supper Club Dinner at the Sea Pines Beach Club on February 22nd, 2022. Read more.
Jazz Supper Club “Blues Brothers”
Join us for another Jazz Supper Club Dinner at the Sea Pines Beach Club on February 22nd, 2022. Read more.

Wednesday

Savannah Lunch | Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, Savannah,
Savannah Lunch happening at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, 2430 Habersham Street 2 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
Savannah Lunch | Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, Savannah,
Savannah Lunch happening at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, 2430 Habersham Street 2 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion Fort Tour | Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion Fort Tour happening at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, United States on Wed Feb 23 2022 at 03:00… Read more.
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion Fort Tour | Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill
From Rice to Riches to Rebellion Fort Tour happening at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill, United States on Wed Feb 23 2022 at 03:00… Read more.
SCBP meet-up
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
SCBP meet-up
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.

Thursday

2022 State of the Port – Savannah
2022 State of the Port – Savannah Hosted By Georgia Ports Authority. Event starts on Thursday, 24 February 2022 and happening at Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
2022 State of the Port – Savannah
2022 State of the Port – Savannah Hosted By Georgia Ports Authority. Event starts on Thursday, 24 February 2022 and happening at Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy… Read more.
Steel Magnolias – Savannah Arts Academy
Savannah Arts Academy PresentsSteel MagnoliasThe action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by… Read more.
Steel Magnolias – Savannah Arts Academy
Savannah Arts Academy PresentsSteel MagnoliasThe action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by… Read more.
SHE HUSTLES  @ Front Porch Improv
Join us for an evening celebrating Savannah’s Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders on Thursday, February 24, from 6p-9p at Front Porch Improv! Read more.
SHE HUSTLES  @ Front Porch Improv
Join us for an evening celebrating Savannah’s Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders on Thursday, February 24, from 6p-9p at Front Porch Improv! Read more.
2022 Season Announcement Party
2022 Season Announcement Party Hosted By Savannah Stage Company. Event starts on Thursday, 24 February 2022 and happening at Starland Yard, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
2022 Season Announcement Party
2022 Season Announcement Party Hosted By Savannah Stage Company. Event starts on Thursday, 24 February 2022 and happening at Starland Yard, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Woodford Reserve Whiskey Dinner
A one-of-a-kind dinner for all bourbon aficionados will be February 24th in the elegant Champions Ballroom of the Harbour Town Clubhouse. Read more.
Woodford Reserve Whiskey Dinner
A one-of-a-kind dinner for all bourbon aficionados will be February 24th in the elegant Champions Ballroom of the Harbour Town Clubhouse. Read more.

Friday

The Haunted Savannah Paracon
A fun filled paranormal weekend with special guest, lectures, Q&As, crystals, vendors, haunted objects, oddities, paranormal investigations at historic locations, haunted ghost tours, & a special psychic medium gallery reading by Cindy Kaza! Read more.
The Haunted Savannah Paracon
A fun filled paranormal weekend with special guest, lectures, Q&As, crystals, vendors, haunted objects, oddities, paranormal investigations at historic locations, haunted ghost tours, & a special psychic medium gallery reading by Cindy Kaza! Read more.
Shell Out for a CURE | Belhaven, Richmond Hill
Shell Out for a CURE happening at Belhaven, 1000 Belfast River Rd, Richmond Hill at 06:30 pm to 10:00… Read more.
Shell Out for a CURE | Belhaven, Richmond Hill
Shell Out for a CURE happening at Belhaven, 1000 Belfast River Rd, Richmond Hill at 06:30 pm to 10:00… Read more.
Live Music Night: Markus Kuhlmann of Clouds & Satellites — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Markus Kuhlmann of Mike Kilo and Clouds & Satellit Read more.
Live Music Night: Markus Kuhlmann of Clouds & Satellites — Daily & Private Walking Tours of Savannah
Markus Kuhlmann of Mike Kilo and Clouds & Satellit Read more.
Moon River Opera Presents La Boheme at Club One
The Moon River Opera Presents La Boheme at Club One will take place in Join Moon River Opera for this all-English, fully immersive production of one of Puccini’s most popular… Read more.
Moon River Opera Presents La Boheme at Club One
The Moon River Opera Presents La Boheme at Club One will take place in Join Moon River Opera for this all-English, fully immersive production of one of Puccini’s most popular… Read more.
CinemaSavannah Presents: Oscar Shorts
CinemaSavannah Presents: Oscar Shorts Hosted By City of Savannah Department of Cultural Resources. Event starts on Friday at Savannah Culture Arts Center, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
CinemaSavannah Presents: Oscar Shorts
CinemaSavannah Presents: Oscar Shorts Hosted By City of Savannah Department of Cultural Resources. Event starts on Friday at Savannah Culture Arts Center, Savannah, GA. Register… Read more.
Javier Colon w/ Brett Bigelow
The inaugural “Sing for Green” is an intimate charity concert benefitting First Tee – Savannah’s youth golf programs. Read more.
Javier Colon w/ Brett Bigelow
The inaugural “Sing for Green” is an intimate charity concert benefitting First Tee – Savannah’s youth golf programs. Read more.
The Masquerade Ball Mardi Gras Celebration
Come join us for a Mardi Gras Celebration held in our breathtaking Ballroom on Bull St! We are having our 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball Mardi Gras Celebration hosted by American… Read more.
The Masquerade Ball Mardi Gras Celebration
Come join us for a Mardi Gras Celebration held in our breathtaking Ballroom on Bull St! We are having our 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball Mardi Gras Celebration hosted by American… Read more.

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