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Sold – c.1901 Fixer Upper and Vacant Lot in Savannah, GA $60K – -Save This Old House

2205-2207 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31415.    $60,000 Sold on 12/10/21 for $100,000

c.1901 Fixer Upper in Savannah, GA $60K _ Under $100K Sunday -Save This Old House


Per Historic Savannah Foundation: The Thorpe House was built in 1901. The first tenants of this simple late-Victorian house were Adoniram J. Thorpe and his wife Effie. A.J. was the manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Records indicate the Thorpe Family lived in the house for nearly six decades. By the year 2000, the house was vacant and boarded up, and has remained such for 20 years now. An identical home once stood next door at 2207 MLK. That house, immediately adjacent to the Thorpes, burned in 2012 and was torn down the following year. 2205 MLK sustained damage from the fire. Despite the damage, the house retains some impressive historic elements such as hardwood floors throughout, pocket doors, wainscotting, and an impressive main staircase with diagonal tongue & groove details.


The Thorpe House

BUILT: 1901
DISTRICT: Cuyler-Brownville
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1,712 sq. ft.
LOT SIZE: 2,400 sq. ft.
SINGLE FAMILY: 3 Beds / 2 baths
POTENTIAL DUPLEX CONVERSION: 2 beds / 1 bath each unit
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Offered by Historic Savannah Foundation. The Thorpe House, c. 1901 and VACANT LOT. Seeking preservation-minded buyer to sensitively restore & rehab as AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Located in a National Register Historic District and may be eligible for Federal & State Historic Rehabilitation tax incentives as well as 8 year property tax freeze. Despite fire damage, the house retains some impressive historic elements: hardwood floors, pocket doors, wainscotting, & impressive main staircase w/ diagonal tongue & groove details. Can be a duplex. SOLD AS-IS. 2207 MLK is a developable lot. HSF is requiring the potential buyer of this property to construct a replica house based on the floor plans & elevations of 2205 MLK. As a condition of sale, HSF will place a protective easement on the properties, which requires HSF’s review & approval of any new construction; or changes to the existing historic building. The deadline for submitting complete bid packages is 5pm on Friday, August 27, 2021. 2021-07-24.


I believe $60,000 is actually the minimum bid.






  • Willow Ray

    Savannah is the most haunted city in America.. it’s named that for good reason.. I should know.. I live here..

  • Andrea

    I love this house. Especially with today’s costs, I wonder what a renovation would run? I seriously considered this one.

  • Raela

    I am almost always on the side of renovate and keep older homes. There’s nothing that makes me sadder than watching the torn down for some stupid reason. Parking lots. Sadistic people’s enjoyment. Whatever.
    However in the case of this house I’d let it burn or push it down or oh my God yes there are orbs and no faces and I’m so creeped out and I have no idea why and when would pay a thousand dollars for this house let alone 100,000.

  • Kc Cole

    I see a a dark haired women in the upper right window and another women’s face on the ceiling of the middle window. Definitely residents at this house.

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