Lectures and Workshops


Peter Pennoyer 2016 by Jay AckermanWilliam H. Stuebe Memorial Lecture

“Preservation Architecture: Orthodoxy Versus Innovation”
by Peter Pennoyer, FAIA

Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00pm
Cranmer Hall, St. John’s Church, 27 W. Charlton Street
Reception and Preview of the Green Collection Inaugural Exhibition following in the Green-Meldrim House, 14 West Macon Street

RSVP: 912.233.7787 or knewbold@myhsf.org
Seating is limited. Please respond promptly.

Peter Pennoyer, FAIA

Peter Pennoyer is the principal partner of Peter Pennoyer Architects, a New York-based, 60-member firm that practices traditional and classical architecture for residential, commercial and institutional clients worldwide. Pennoyer has co-authored four books on American architectural history and is an adjunct professor in the Architecture and Urban Studies Program at New York University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is on the AD lOO list of top architects and designers. He is President of the Whiting Foundation and a board member of the Morgan Library & Museum.


Green bookcaseGreen Collection Inaugural Exhibition at the Green-Meldrim House

An exquisite rosewood bookcase from the Green Collection, which has recently been restored through the W.H. Stuebe Fund, will be on display at the reception. One of the most important pieces of furniture in the recently-acquired Green family holdings is this bookcase, possibly made by the revered mid-nineteenth century cabinetmaker Alexander Roux (1813-1886, born in France, active in New York 1836-1880). This massive, yet elegant, piece originally resided in the Green-Meldrim House as part of Charles Green’s collection. Made of Brazilian rosewood, a decorative wood highly valued in the mid-nineteenth century, the bookcase features delicate fretwork on the upper and lower doors, and topped with a decorative rococo revival molding.

This event is made possible by contributions to HSF made in memory of Bill Stuebe.




 Victorian-7HSF’s Realtors Historic Preservation Leadership Course
6 Credit-hour Continuing Education Class

HSF is proud to offer an accredited program for real estate professionals in partnership with Savannah Area REALTORS®!
The purpose of this course is to educate realtors who are on the front line of the property-purchasing experience in subjects relating to historic preservation so that their clients will be better-informed stewards of historic property and will be able to take advantage of the benefits of owning properties within historic districts.

HSF last offered this course in July 2014 and received such positive feedback that we hope to offer it again in the future! Check back for the next scheduled date or become a member to stay up to date with everything HSF has to offer.


* Training by industry professionals
* Certified by Savannah Area REALTORS® and Georgia Real Estate Commission
* Registration includes a full binder with resources and all training materials


Course topics will include:

  • Savannah’s architectural styles
  • Economic incentives for historic properties
  • Information on making changes/altering properties in historic districts
  • How to respectfully rehabilitate historic properties and creative opportunities for development

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“Historic Districts create stronger neighborhoods. Preservation is an economic engine and is the foundation for places like Savannah. Historic Savannah Foundation is the mother of Preservation and Historic Districts in Savannah, and an essential element of our town and the real estate profession.”
- Austin Hill, HSF Board Member

Savannah Area REALTORS® Members: $99 Pre-Paid | $109 On-Site
Non-Savannah Area REALTORS® Members: $109 Pre-Paid | $119 On-Site

For more information contact Danielle Meunier at dmeunier@myHSF.org or 912-233-7787.

This program is supported by:AHRlogoHblue


2014 Preservation Festival Lecture & Panel Discussion

Click below to view a full recording of HSF’s 2014 Preservation Festival Lecture & Panel Discussion featuring: Donovan Rypkema, Principal of PlaceEconomics; Rebecca Wade, Director of Community Development for the City of Knoxville, TN; and Ben Carter of Ben Carter Enterprises, an Atlanta based development firm. Click here for full bios on each speaker.
Recorded at SCAD’s Arnold Hall on May 8, 2014 (97 minutes).