The Frederick Ball House in Savannah, Georgia

Do you remember when Sugar and I went to Washington, Georgia?

If you are new to the blog then you don’t remember it at all. But it happened almost exactly 2 years ago. Our interest in Washington, Georgia, was due to the fact that we were searching for more information about Corinne Elliott Lawton.  Corinne’s mother, Sarah Alexander Lawton, was from Washington. 

There were other reasons we were there. We were interested in Fanny Andrews. We were interested in her parents, Garnett Andrews, who married Annulet Ball. And Annulet’s father was none other than Frederick. 

Recently another of Sugar’s and Corinne’s cousins, yet another Corinne, was reading one of Eliza Frances “Fanny” Andrews’s books, Diary of a Georgia Girl, which is her war-time journal during The War. Sugar discovered that Fanny’s mother’s parents had a house in Savannah. 

You know what this means? We’re off to Savannah!

We didn’t attempt to break and enter. Of course, I took photos from every angle. 

Up the steps to the first floor, and down the steps to the ground floor. There’s not a basement or cellar, there’s a *ground* floor. 


The west side of the house is the front entrance.


A passageway between the Ball house and the house next door to the south.




The north side of the house


The building behimd the house.


The back of the house over the fence.



Ah, crape myrtles, and Columbia Square across the way.


Now let’s walk through the square…    


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6 Responses to “The Frederick Ball House in Savannah, Georgia”

  1. Judith Richards Shubert Says:

    It is a beautiful old house. Such mastery of his carpentry skill!

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    • Ruth Rawls Says:

      Sugar said the family later moved to Washington, GA, where Frederick was referred to as an architect. He designed the courthouse there, among other public buildings. There is a strong connection between Savannah and Washington, GA.


  2. marcus_elhashem Says:

    I’ve been through Washington once. Nice place. I like the antebellum architecture; it’s like going back in time, sort of. Even if I definitely wouldn’t want to live in the early 1800s myself, it’s interesting to see.

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    • Ruth Rawls Says:

      Hello, marcus_elhashem, and welcome to the blog!
      Washington, GA, has over 100 buildings that were not burned during the Civil War. I prefer modern amenities myself, but I, too, enjoy viewing the old ways.


  3. redosue Says:

    I spent a day in Savannah many years ago and loved the city. So much rich history and so many stories at every turn in the road.

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