The Gold Mine in the Closet: Gordonston

Sugar thought that his grandmother lived at one time with her daughter Margaret Garrard in Gordonston. His mother would have been the youngest child and still living at home in this time period.  He has a photo, or three, of them in and at a house in Gordonston, and he knew that the Garrards lived in Gordonston.  Surprise!

Both the Garrards and the Lawtons had houses in Gordonston, as shown by the sales brochure obtained by SugarCousin Emily from the Stanford University Library.  How she found that brochure is beyond me, but that girl has mad, crazy skills.

 

Courtesy of Stanford University Library, via a SugarCousin.

Courtesy of Stanford University Library, via a SugarCousin.

 

Why You Should Build

in Gordonston

 

Gordonston consists of over eighty acres

of high, well drained land divided into

beautiful homesites by winding drives

and attractive parkways.

 

Gordonston has over three miles of

paved streets.

 

Gordonston has over three miles of ce-

ment sidewalks.

 

Gordonston has gas mains to every

house now built and we guarantee gas

to every new home.

 

Gordonston has a modern system of san-

itary sewers and house drainage, ample

to take care of all future needs.

 

Gordonston is supplies (sic) with city water

from the city water main.

 

Gordonston has telephone service to

every home.

 

Gordonston has electric service to every

home, as well as a street lighting system.

 

Gordonston is the highest residential

district in or near Savannah.

 

Gordonston is equipped with city fire

plugs and has the protection of the Sa-

vannah Fire Department.

 

Gordonston has efficient street car

service.

 

Gordonston has daily house to house

mail deliveries, as well as regular deliv-

ery of morning and evening papers, ice

laundry, groceries, and packages from

the shopping district.

 

Gordonston has over five hundred

budded pecan trees.

 

Gordonston has over six hundred scarlet

crepe-myrtle bushes.

 

Gordonston has abundant beds of ever

greens, cedars and annual flowers.

 

Gordonston has a ten-acre original

growth forest reserve of red bud, pine,

poplar, cedar, gum, oak, magnolia and

sycamore.

 

Gordonston has every city improvement

and all modern conveniences but no city

taxes.

 

The accompanying statistics on the de-

velopment of Gordonston and the list of

home owners in Gordonston assure the

great future of this beautiful subdivi-

sion.  Homesites in Gordonston can be

obtained within the reach of everyone

desiring a lot in a carefully restricted

residential section.

 

Certain parts of this tract are restricted

to bungalows and Savannah’s most beau

tiful bungalows are in Gordonston.

Other parts of the tract are restricted

to two story houses.  This insures a uni-

form building line which makes the ap-

pearance of the streets very pleasing.

 

Let us take you out to Gordonston at

your earliest convenience and go over

the prices of the beautiful homesites.

We are in a position to finance the build-

ing of our home on a small cash invest-

ment and the balance paid either in

monthly or quarterly payments.  It will

be our pleasure to have the opportunity

to take you out to Gordonston, and it

will place you under no obligations to

have us do so.

 

Phone

57

WILTON PUDER

REALTOR

 

Gordonston

Home Owners

DEVEREAUX BACON

H. H. BACON

W. F. BALDWIN

P. F. BALLINGER

B. B. BARNES

C. R. BEACH

M. E. BRAY

H. W. DABNEY

MRS. MARY DeBORDE

R. DOWMAN ERNST

WM. GARRARD

W. W. GORDON

W. M. GURNEY (Est. W. W. Gordon)

FRED J. HOWDEN

FRANK M. HUFF

E. E. HUMPHREY

STEWART JOHNSON

W. B. LAIN

E. P. LAWTON

O. F. LITTLEFIELD

A. G. MUNRO (E. C. Thompson)

GEO. A. MURPHY

ALEXANDER NICHOLICH

A. P. REED

J. T. ROCHE

H. B. ROCKWELL

H. L. SALSBURY

LEO SCHWEIZER

W. F. SHEPPARD

M. D. STEWART

O. E. STEWART

R. J. TAYLOR

*****

“Home ownership is a beautiful mental and

moral effect upon the whole family.”

005

 

No. 1 – Home of Mr. B. B. Barnes.  No. 2 – Home of Mr. W. M. Gurney (Est. W. W. Gordon).  No. 3 – Home of Mr. Geo. A. Murphy.  No. 4 – Home of Mr. P. F. Ballinger.

No. 5 – Home of Mr. W. W. Gordon.  No. 6 – Home of Mr. Devereaux Bacon.  No. 7 – Home of Mr. Wm. Garrard.  No. 8 – Home of Mr. E. P. Lawton.

You’ll note that there are 8 homeowners and 9 house photographs on the brochure.  We finally saw the faint numbers by the houses that linked them to the homeowners.  The one house that does not have a name in on the bottom row in the middle. I’m not sure why you would include a house randomly inserted unless it was a spec house. Somebody somewhere knows the answer, but it’s not me.

So there you have it.  Mr. E. (Edward) P. (Percival) Lawton owns a house in Gordonston. Wouldn’t it be grand to see a photo of it?

Mary "Leslie" Basinger Lawton, her daughter Mary Genevieve "Genette" Lawton, her grandson Billy Garrard, her daughter Margaret Lawton Garrard, and her granddaughter Mary Garrard.

Mary “Leslie” Basinger Lawton, her daughter Mary Genevieve “Genette” Lawton, her grandson Billy Garrard, her daughter Margaret Lawton Garrard, and her granddaughter Mary Garrard.

And the bench on the left with the hearts carved into the base?

Sugar has it.

And the bookcase at the right rear?

Sugar has that, too.

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3 Responses to “The Gold Mine in the Closet: Gordonston”

  1. Judith Richards Shubert Says:

    That is grand!! What mad skills to have – I’m jealous!

    Like

  2. currentdescendent Says:

    Wow, that sounds lovely!

    Like

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