Snedeker House, 1890s – Savannah

Savannah, Ga – Chatham County – Today’s feature is the 1890s Snedeker House. It’s always fun to share the transformation of old homes, this one has come a long way in the last few years.  It was once threatened with demolition.  Several before and after photos to share of this beautiful home.

Built between 1893-1898, this house is chock full of details – love the onion domes on here.  The house was built for Cornelius Voorhees Snedeker, a local lumber merchant.  It showcased a variety of different wood treatments and has some amazing details.

Stairwell (all before photos courtesy of Historic Savannah Foundation)

 

The house was sold in 1910 to realtor Robert L. Cooper.  He’s most known for negotiating real estate purchases for Henry Ford in Richmond Hill.

Snedker House, Before

Later the Snedeker House served for years as a nursery school!  It stood vacant for some time and was threatened for years with demolition.

The Historic Savannah Foundation stepped in and purchased this home in 2008, and stabilized the house while marketing it through their Revolving Fund.

Snedeker House, before – interior detail
Front door detail – note that stained glass!
More interior detail

The house was purchased in 2013, and has been beautifully restored.  It’s amazing to see it go from this:

To this:

Snedeker House, October 2018

A quick video look outside the home:

Just had to share this amazing before & after with you today.  It’s fun to see preservation in action!

 

 

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