It’s been about a year since the Kennedy Pharmacy reopened as a meeting and reception space for the Historic Savannah Foundation.  In addition, the upstairs is a rented apartment.  The restoration was spearheaded by preservationist Jim Abraham.  Jim is a dear friend and I would occasionally walk over to check out the progress that he and his team of students had achieved.  It’s a great place, with plenty of stories to tell.

Old “billboard” for antimigraine medicine

The main floor still has original marble aisle and wooden floors.  Light fixtures are electric but made to look like gas lamps.

Floor detail
Upstairs hall lamp

Students stripped and sanded years of paint off of this mantlepiece

A corner of the planter was left exposed to show the original work

Transom windows share light throughout all the rooms

Upper hall, before it was entirely finished
Preservationist Jim Abraham
Read more about the restoration in my article in Connect Savannah.

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