In downtown Savannah, Georgia there were many fine and famous classic houses to see. One of them was the Davenport House which belonged to the prominent architect-builder Isaiah Davenport. It was built of strictly proportioned style of Georgian archichitecture. This house was built right on Columbian Square in 1820. Notice how most all the original houses had the first story raised up off of the street? This was intentional as the streets were dirt and dusty with carriage traffic. With the main stories raised, they could more easily open their shuttered windows to get relief from the extreme heat of the summers. I love the double curved stairs leading up from the street to the front door. The “dog house” dormers are a nice touch and look like northern houses.