Lawton Place, Savannah, GA

Lawton Place in Savannah, GA

Sugar’s mother was a Lawton from Savannah, and since we began researching this family name, all sorts of Lawton relatives, known & unknown, have been found.  This is the city home of Robert T. Lawton; we attempted to find the remains of Blockade Place, his Screven County Plantation earlier this year.

Habersham & McDonough

We’re at the intersection of Habersham & McDonough.  Habersham is pronounced HABbershum.  This building was built about 1844.

Part of the facade

That’s an azalea blooming in the picture above.  I couldn’t believe it either.

Roses blooming, too.

At first I thought the rose bush was a camellia, which does bloom in the wintertime here.  Nope.  Roses.

For sale

It appears that the building has been converted into 6 condos.  This one shown in the picture above is for sale.  I checked the price online – it’s only $379K.  Condo only, not the entire building…

Lawton Place rear entries

We are bold with the camera.  We traipsed around to the back of the building where there’s a nice courtyard and rear entries.  Fortunately, Savannah has dozens of tourists with cameras on any given day.  We didn’t stand out too much, except…

Doing the poopyfoot dance

when Sugar stepped in it in a big way, and had to do the poopyfoot dance in the mulch.  I found a plastic bag in the car and he inserted his foot for the ride home.  While he was doing the two-step, I made more pictures.

The view across the street

More landscaping to the side of Lawton Place on McDonough

A trip to Savannah would not be complete without a picture of bricks.  In this case, it’s the old brick street with a layer of asphalt.  (Revised 12/16/09:  Sugar wanted to point out that the curb is made of granite.)

The curb in front of Lawton Place

So that’s about every angle of the Lawton Place that we could get without getting arrested.  As in most of our outings, we can sum it up and say “No one went to jail.”  Being eccentric here doesn’t mean that much.

The city place for Robert T. Lawton

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3 Responses to “Lawton Place, Savannah, GA”

  1. Simba Says:

    Do you know if this was a city home for Robert Themistocles Lawton (1807-1881)? This would be the same person that owned Blockade House in Screven County. In 1844 he would have been married to Harriet Charlotte Singleton, but later married Ellen Livingston.


  2. ruthrawls Says:

    Yes, that’s our man. When I can figure out how to do it, I’ll link this page to my post about the Lawton Cemetery in Screven County, GA.


  3. Catherine Maner Lawton and Her 1840 Plat | Ruthrawls's Blog Says:

    […] brother Benjamin Themistocles Dion Lawton’s son Robert Themistocles Lawton, who owned Lawton Place in Savannah, Georgia, and Blockade Place in Screven County, […]

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