Mercer Williams House

The Mercer Williams House was originally built in the 1860's and stands at the west end of Monterey Square. The Mercer Williams House is arguably one of Savannah's grandest homes and certainly the most photographed historic home in the district due to the famous names that have been attached to this home since it was built in the 1800's. It has eight cast-iron balconies, cast-iron window pediments and a fence at the sidewalk, all of which add to the design. The house was named after General Hugh Mercer. He was the original owner as well as the great-grandfather of the renowned lyricist and composer Johnny Mercer who had a major impact on Twentieth century music with a wealth of well known tunes such as Moon River, Days of Wine and Rose, Hooray for Hollywood, and That Old Black Magic, just to name a handful from the repertoire of this prolific writer.

In recent years The Mercer House was owned by Jim Williams who was one of the main characters found in the book and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Williams who purchased the Mercer House in a state of disrepair completed a thorough period correct restoration. He was an antique dealer/collector in addition to being well known locally for his restoration of various low country homes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina. He operated an antique store found at the rear of the Mercer Williams House.

Location:
429 Bull St. (enter through 430 Whitaker St.)

 

(912) 236 - 6352

 

 

http://www.mercerhouse.com