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Telfair Academy Of Arts And Sciences

Savannah, Georgia
County of Chatham.
121 Barnard Street
National Register Number: 76000612
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: GA-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
Built in 1818 as a family townhouse, it remained in the Telfair family until 1875. It was then bequeathed to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a public museum. Among the oldest museums in the Southeast, it opened as a free art museum in 1886; it houses an important collection of paintings, including colonial and Federal portraits.

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