HSF's 13th Colony Hosts Historic Property Tour of the Snedeker House

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Historic Savannah Foundation’s (HSF) 13th Colony recently hosted another historic property tour. This insightful event took place in Savannah’s Eastside National Register Historic District at the historic Snedeker House, located on E. Park Ave. During the event, sponsored by Cabretta Capital Corp., 13th Colony members enjoyed networking, beverages, light hors d’oeuvres and a guided tour of the Snedeker House.

The Snedeker House, owned by 13th Colony member and local designer Lonnie Coulter, is a historic Savannah property saved from demolition and fully renovated through HSF’s Revolving Fund. The 2,700-square-foot home was built by architect Cornelius Vorhees Snekeker between 1893 and 1898, serving as a private residence and nursery school through the years. HSF purchased the three-bedroom Victorian structure and listed the property for sale in 2008.

“We found this house on HSF’s website in 2013 after it had been on the market for several years. Knowing this would be a major undertaking, but well-worth the process, we decided to convince HSF we were the right people for this project,” said Coulter. “It took several years of very hard work, but this area and the neighbors are great, and we really see this community transitioning each and every week.”

HSF is cultivating the next generation of preservation-minded community leaders through its 13th Colony supporters. The mission of this society is to promote greater understanding and awareness of historic preservation and the goals of HSF to a younger audience, while also engaging their participation in HSF programs and building future leadership.

Savannah area young professionals are encouraged to join 13th Colony for an annual membership fee of $85 for individuals or $125 for households. 13th Colony membership support benefits include:

Invitations to exclusive 13th Colony events, tours and programs

Invitations to HSF’s lectures, annual Gala and other special events

Monthly HSF e-newsletter ‘Preservation Bulletin’ and member recognition in the HSF Annual Report

One (1) free admission to the Davenport House Museum

10% discount at the Davenport House Museum gift shop and on HSF merchandise

HSF saves buildings, places and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, HSF started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties. To date, HSF has saved and protected more than 370 buildings throughout Savannah’s historic districts. HSF demonstrates the cultural, social and economic benefits of preservation as good public policy by proving that preservation and progress go hand-in-hand.