Greenline Architecture Office - The Dasher House
Ah, home sweet home. This 1905 Colonial Revival building became our East Savannah home in 2004. Originally built as a residence for the Dasher Family, this historic building acts as a showcase for demonstrating the adaptive approach we often use with our clients who want their renovations to be historically accurate on the outside, yet functionally contemporary on the inside. Our design was awarded the Historic Savannah Foundation’s Award for Historic Preservation in 2005.
The building was designed and constructed in 1908 for the Dasher family, who owned a local hardware store. The house was purchased from the family by the Savannah Chatham County School system in the early 1950's and was used as a classroom space for home economics studies for the adjacent middle and high school.
Historic features of the house include the fine wainscots, the stained glass skylight over the stair and four fireplace surrounds representing different column orders. The chalkboards in various offices were kept from their days as classrooms. The Gothic Revival house was designed by architect Hyman Wallace Witcover who was responsible for many of Savannah's grand civic buildings. He also designed the Bull Street Carnegie Library - across Thomas Square from the Dasher house, the gold-domed Savannah City Hall, the recently restored Effingham Courthouse and other Gothic Revival structures in the Savannah area.
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2005 Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award