760 E. Duffy Street
Andrew Wright House
HSF is looking for a sensitive preservation-minded buyer to restore this home to its original single-family floor plan. While it was converted to a duplex early in its history, those changes are reversible. The upper sleeping porch on the front facade is not original, and is causing stress on the porch roof. It is to be removed. The front facade is to be restored to its original design. Built in 1912 by the Standard Investment Co., this home was first purchased by a young newlywed couple – Andrew F. Wright and his bride Mabel. Andrew was a post office clerk. In 1917 Andrew registered for the draft (World War I). He passed away the following year from another peril of his era – Influenza (the Spanish Flu). He was 27. Mabel took in boarders to help cover household expenses. (It is believed that she might be the one who converted the house to a duplex.) She sold the house to the Cordes family by 1920.
The house retains some impressive historic elements such as original fireplace mantels, pocket doors, original door and window trim, and hardwood floors throughout. This property is being sold in ‘as-is’ condition, no warranties. The property will be sold with a conservation easement in perpetuity, granting HSF oversight of the rehab; and future alterations, repairs, and maintenance. Interested parties can submit an RFP by clicking ‘Download RFP Form’ or ‘Apply Online’.
The property is within easy walking distance of the Victorian and Thomas Square neighborhoods, SCAD buildings, Forsyth Park, Daffin Park, and the Savannah Classical Academy.
Minimum bid $120,000. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021.
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County Property Card – 760 E. Duffy Street
If you have any questions about the process or property, please contact the Director of Preservation & Historic Properties, Ryan Arvay, at rarvay@myHSF.org.
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, April 9, 2021. Offers can be submitted on-line or by mail to HSF’s office @ 321 E. York St., Savannah, GA 31401