Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences

Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences (HM35N)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.725', W 81° 5.698'

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Created under the Will of Miss Mary Telfair (c. 1789-1875), the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences opened as the first public art museum in the Southeast with a preliminary private showing February 12, 1885.

After extensive remodeling and additions, with Detlef Lienau of New York as architect, the building was formally dedicated May 3, 1886. Among the prominent persons who attended the dedication were: Jefferson Davis and his daughter, Winnie Davis; Charles C. Jones, historian; General A.R. Lawton; General Henry R. Jackson; General G. Moxley Sorrel; Col. John Screven and Col. Charles Olmstead.

Carl L. Brandt, N.A., served as Telfair's first Director, 1883-1905.
HM NumberHM35N
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-38B
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491037 N 3549168
Decimal Degrees32.07875000, -81.09496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.725', W 81° 5.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 43.50" N, 81° 5' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 Barnard St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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