In the heart of Savannah’s celebrated Historic District, on the northeast quadrant of Oglethorpe Square, stands a grand old mansion, known today as the Owens-Thomas House. An impressive two-story structure on a raised basement, it was completed in 1819 for Richard Richardson, an entrepreneur, shipping merchant, and bank president, and his wife.
“entrepreneur, shipping merchant, and bank president” – and slave owner? Let’s not leave out those who probably made his wealth possible.
True, but doesn’t help in the current environment.