How I love Savannah!
I've always wished that I could live in several places at the same time.
I was born too poor but as Dorothy Parker puts it, "I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it."
Savannah is a city that loves its eccentric people. Not weird, but eccentric in a charming sort of way. People in Savannah are very friendly, love life, gossip, and being unique. It is a good city for being eccentric in a romantic kind of way, that is.
Add to all this the fact that Savannah is probably the most beautiful anywhere and it is a captivating combination.
Mercer- Williams House, as it has now come to be known,stands at 429 Bull Street on the southwest end of Monterey Square, in Savannah, Georgia.
Built by General Hugh Mercer, CSA (Confederate States of America),great grandfather of the songwriter Johnny Mercer, he never lived in it.
It has a history of sad deaths.
The first when a previous owner fell from a balcony and died, another in 1913 when a boy fell from the rood whilst chasing pigeons and was impaled on the fence posts and then the shooting death of Danny Hansford by Jim Williams in the 1980's. That shooting was part of the story behind Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
I have the story on tapes with actor Anthony Heald doing all the parts.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was written by John Berendt and it is a story that catches the imagination and brings Savannah society to life in a very unique way.
Jim Williams, a renowned antique dealer who restored furniture and homes, shot Danny Hansford , a young associate, in self defense and was tried for that killing 4 times! In the fourth trial he was found not guilty.
|Kevin Spacey as Jim Williams|
I do believe the strain of four trials caused the early death of Jim Williams. who died shortly after the ordeal of those trials.
Berendt's book increased tourism by leaps and bounds for Savannah and especially the sites and real people mentioned in the book.
Here is a lovely view of Mercer House from Monterey Square.
Below you see a very bad example of Feng Shui in this walkway. This straight arrow created by this direct front walkway, pierces the heart of the home and brings bad chi (energy) into the house.
Is that the cause of the misfortune in the home?
Feng Shui seems to have a psychological impact on you through your surroundings.
A gently curving path or an interrupted path slows down energy entering the house.
Monterey Square with it's tribute to Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski the father of the American cavalry.
A Polish nobleman and soldier in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth military and the American Continental Army, he emigrated to the United States to fight in the Revolution. He is one of only 8 people in history awarded honorary citizenship of the country he loved.
He is buried here in Monterey Square.
You might find this information about him extremely interesting!
Monterey Square was featured in Forest Gump in the box of chocolates scene.
The front entrance hall welcomes you in.
Oh that floor!
Dinner is served but let someone else clean that gorgeous chandelier!