Leslie’s House is for Sale

Sugar’s grandmother was Leslie Basinger Lawton. She lived, among other places, in a house on Edgewood in the Gordonston community in Savannah.

This early photo was possibly taken in the 1920s, because the house was reported to be built in 1920.

It’s for sale now.

We stopped by the house after we finished putting out Christmas poinsettias on Christmas Day. Because we are snoops, we took photos through the windows. By “we”, I mean “me”.

The man next door came outside and called over to us to see if we were buying the house. Sugar said no; his grandfather had built the house.

It’s a beautiful house. The real estate listing says that it has ties to the early Girl Scouts and that you could get it listed on the National Register.

I think the sunroom on the left of the house was a later addition. One of my favorite photos of this family is in this house.

Here’s a shot from the listing of the approximate same area.

Good luck, House. We hope you get a happy ending.

12 Responses to “Leslie’s House is for Sale”

  1. Luanne Says:

    Beautiful house.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sharon Says:

    It’s lovely, my grandma’s furniture would look perfect in there. They might do better to note the Lawton connection. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. carolinagirl01 Says:

    If I win the lottery! What a lovely house!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Emily Says:

    Nice article! I didn’t know that Edward Lawton built the house.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Linda S Davis Says:

    Ruth, thank you for sharing this. I would give anything to be able to buy this house. Being a 5th cousin once removed to Leslie Basinger, and Savannah being my favorite city, I could spend the rest of my days in total bliss living there. I would love to be able to go inside and enjoy a visit and be allowed to take pics for my personal genealogical records of the family. It would be such an honor to have that opportunity to live there. I love your blog and so happy you have the opportunity to visit so many of the family places there. Thanks again for sharing.

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    • Ruth Rawls Says:

      Oh, Linda! Wouldn’t that be wonderful to have that dream come true. There are great photos on the realty website. Go take a look at the inside of the house before it sells and the listing is removed.


  6. Emily Says:

    I heard the house is under contract. Will let you know more when I find out.

    Liked by 1 person

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