Juliette Gordon Low Historic District

Also known as: Wayne-Gordon House: First Girl Scout Headquarters, Andrew Low House and Carriage House
10 Oglethorpe Ave., E., 330 Drayton St., 329 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia

Photos 

Low House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Lawrence Bradley, Photographer April 6, 1936 SIDE ELEVATION

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

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Description 

The Juliet Gordon Low Historic District is nationally significant because all properties in the district are associated with the origins of the Girl Scouts of America. Mrs. Low grew up in the Birthplace, lived as an adult in the Andrew Low House, and held the first meeting of the Girl Scouts in the Carriage House. Much of Low's work promoting the Girl Scouts was done from the Andrew Low House. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 23, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000276
NR name
Low, Juliette Gordon, Historic District
Architectural styles
Early Republic; Victorian: Italianate; Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History; Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Clubhouse
Current functions
Museum; Organizational; Clubhouse
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1800-1824
Significant years
1818; 1821; 1912
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2010: New photos from John Reidy

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