706 E. Henry Street


T.S. Whitfield House

BUILT: 1903
DISTRICT: Eastside
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,513 sq. ft.
Zoning: TR-2
Single Family: 5 beds/2 baths
Suggested Minimum Bid: $115,000

This house was built in 1903 by Taylor S. Whitfield and his wife Fletcher.  Whitfield was a printer for the Savannah Press.

HSF is looking for a devoted preservation-minded buyer to sensitively restore and rehab The Whitfield House at 706 E. Henry as a single-family home.  The property was converted to duplex at some point, but most changes should be relatively easy to reverse.  It also once had a wrap-around porch, which could be reconstructed.  This sizable property is located in the Eastside Historic District and is within easy walking distance of the Victorian and Thomas Square/Mid-City neighborhoods, SCAD’s Anderson Hall, and Forsyth Park.  Original architectural features include such elements as hardwood floors throughout, pocket doors, wainscoting, and original fireplace mantels upstairs.  Property includes lane access and off-street parking.

706 E. Henry Street is located in a National Register historic district and may be eligible for Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation tax incentives as well as an 8 year long property tax freeze.  More information is available upon request. As a condition of sale, Historic Savannah Foundation will place a protective easement on the property, which requires HSF’s review and approval of any new construction; or changes to the existing historic building (to include oversight of certain interior elements).   The easement is a legally enforceable deed restriction and runs with the property.  Per the easement, substantial work on the subject properties must commence within 5 months of closing, and completed within 18 months of that same date.

The buyer is to pay all closing costs.  706 E. Henry is to be sold “as-is” with no warranty.  All HSF properties are broker-protected.

The deadline for submitting complete bid packages is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Take a 3D Tour

View Floor plan

Additional Resources

County Property Card

Google Maps View of Property

HSF “Request for Alterations/ Repair To Property Under Easement Or Covenant” Form & Application

Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation 

National Park Service “Preservation Briefs”

Draft of an HSF Conservation Easement

If you have any questions about the process or property, please contact Ryan Jarles at rjarles@myhsf.org or call 912-233-7787.

Scoring System

HSF’s Revolving Fund Committee will review proposals using a 100-point scoring system based on the following: bid amount (25 points); past experience with historic properties (25 points); intended end-use and preservation plan (25 points); committee discretion based on their knowledge and experience with projects of this kind (25 points).

The deadline for submitting complete bid packages is 5 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020. Offers can be submitted on-line or by mail to HSF’s office @ 321 E. York St., Savannah, GA 31401