In Memory of William H. Stuebe

Bill Stuebe

Our dear friend and treasured volunteer, Bill Stuebe, recently passed away. Bill was a vital member of HSF’s Architectural Review Committee offering valuable advice about projects in the Landmark Historic District. Isabel, Bill’s wife, has asked for memorial gifts to be sent to HSF in a dedicated fund in Bill’s honor. HSF will graciously accept those gifts and work with Bill’s family to see they are used in his spirit.


William Henry Stuebe

Savannah, GA – William Henry Stuebe died peacefully at home on September 14, 2015, surrounded by his family. He had been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in June.

Bill was born in Manhasset, New York on May 8, 1941, to Alma Mann Stuebe and William Joseph Stuebe. He was graduated from Lehigh University in 1963, where he was president of Delta Phi Fraternity. He spent more than 30 years in New York City working in commercial real estate investment management at several firms, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Banque Indosuez, and Richard Ellis International Limited.

His passion, however, was for residential real estate and historic preservation. In 1997, he joined Allan Schneider Associates in Southampton, New York as a residential real estate broker. In 1998, he and his wife Isabel moved to Savannah, Georgia, where he worked as a real estate broker for David Byck Realty and then for Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. He helped to initiate the redevelopment of Broughton Street, and he became actively involved in the Historic Savannah Foundation, working closely with the architectural review board to ensure that new projects honored the scale and spirit of historic Savannah. In 2009, he won the Historic Savannah Foundation Nichola Parker Coe Volunteer Award. He also served as president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association and Chair of Urban Planning and Preservation. He advocated tirelessly for the details that make Savannah beautiful, such as the tree lawns that punctuate the city’s sidewalks.

Bill is survived by his wife of 49 years, Isabel Combs Stuebe; his daughter Alison Mann Stuebe and her husband Geoffrey Freund Green of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; his son, David Allen Stuebe, and his wife, Shira Esther Hirshberg of Providence, Rhode Island; and his four grandchildren, Noah Stuebe Green, Samuel Stuebe Green, Max Stuebe Green, and Ayla Deanne Stuebe.

Services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Savannah on Monday, September 21, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at the Green-Meldrim House. A private family burial will be held at Bonaventure Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to the William H. Stuebe fund at Historic Savannah Foundation, 321 E York St, Savannah, GA 31401.


Economic Impact Report

Historic Preservation in the Economy and
Life of Savannah and Chatham County


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HSF and Meldrim Row

HSF partners with City of Savannah to preserve blighted historic property located in historic Meldrim Row.

A historic two-story structure, dating back to the 1800s, has been rescued from the wrecking ball thanks to a partnership between Historic Savannah Foundation and the City of Savannah. Click on the links below to learn more!




City, Historic Savannah Partner To Preserve Building – The Savannah Tribune 3/4/15
A win for preservation, community on MLK – Savannah Morning News 3/1/2015
Savannah to restore historic structure amid police station construction – Savannah Morning News 2/27/2015
City of Savannah partners with HSF to restore, repurpose historic building – WTOC 2/27/2015
Plan To Save Home On Site Of New Central Precinct Building – WSAV 2/27/2015
City of Savannah to build new Central Police Precinct – WJCL 2/27/2015

2014 Annual Appeal Donors

HSF would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to the Annual Appeal. Your assistance demonstrates your commitment to preserving what makes Savannah unique.


Mrs. Emma Adler
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew K. Albert
Mr. and Mrs. John Bishop
Mrs. Martha Blessington-Padilla
Dr. and Mrs. Chad Brock
Mr. Donald Callahan and Mr. Mark O. Conway
Mr. Gary Capen
Mrs. Katherine Chisholm
Colonial Group, Inc.
In memory of Rich Crane
Mr. and Mrs. Glen M. Darbyshire
In honor of Helen Downing
Dulany Industries, Inc.
Susan Erickson
Mr. and Mrs. Gary H. Ford
Gardner Family Foundation
Ms. Alison K. Garnjost
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. T. Gay
Dr. Theodora L. Gongaware
Mr. Vincent J. Green III
Mr. Jimmie F. Gross
Mr. Robert L. Harrison
Mr. Doug Jacobs
Mr. and Mrs. Leftwich Kimbrough
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Kole
Lewis Leonard and Patricia Stringer
Mr. Angus C. Littlejohn, Jr.
Ms. Jill Lockwood
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lyman
Mrs. Wallace Lynah
Karen and Sal Martorelli
Leah and Seth Michalak
Mrs. Gay S. Morison
In honor of Jean Morrison and Greg Knott
Mrs. Kathryn A. Murph
Cheri and Mark Nichols
Brooke Nunn
Mr. Allan Peakes
Mr. A. M. Peterson
Col. And Mrs. Henry Reed
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Rosengart
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sirlin
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smith
Amy and Christian Sottile
In honor of Christian Sottile
Mrs. Maria T. Sparkman
Mr. Wayne Spear and Mr. Murray Perlman
Mr. and Mrs. Hue Thomas IV
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Tucker
In memory of Ethel Brannen White
Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton P. White
In memory of Raymond Douglas Wood

Support our Annual Appeal!

Click the image below to see our 2014 Annual Report!

Dear HSF Supporter:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Staff of Historic Savannah Foundation, we extend sincere thanks for your support of our mission and operations in 2014. Thanks to your generosity, HSF exceeded the matching grant pledge which makes this Annual Appeal the most successful to date. THANK YOU!


There are 52 weeks in a year and HSF packed each one with success—even in the path of an array of hurdles. From challenges to the Height Map and a green light for more hotels along River Street to the sale of half of Broughton Street to a private developer, HSF was up to its neck in issues. And from our Revolving Fund’s purchase and sale of endangered buildings along Whitaker Street to a well-received Realtor training workshop, we went a long way towards fulfilling our mission. In the Chinese tradition, 2014 was the Year of the Horse. Given all we accomplished this past year, we think it’s appropriate because HSF was a workhorse! In Chinese lore, the horse is one who makes unremitting efforts to improve oneself. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted and able. We agree. And we continue to plod along.

We’re not taking credit for ourselves. We’re acknowledging and thanking you—our members and supporters—for giving us the necessary horsepower to make 2014 a success. Your encouragement, your resources, your helping hands, and your belief in us propels us forward. As you read this report of 52 successes and 12 outstanding highlights, do so with pride because you helped all of this happen in one form or another. If you were a docent at the Davenport House; if you donated to our Annual Appeal; if you helped during Preservation Festival; if you bought a ticket to our Gala; if you helped clean up a veteran’s cottage on Henry Lane; or if you helped pick up litter in Cuyler-Brownville…you advanced HSF.

Thank you for the confidence you placed in us and our programs. Preservation is a chore…like plowing a field. Hold the reins tight, keep a straight line and press on from sunup to sundown. It’s hard work, but we never tire because you are with us every step of the way.


Kathy Horne
Chair, Board of Trustees
Daniel G. Carey
President & CEO
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