Juliette Gordon Low was born in a Georgian mansion in the city's historic district. Her birthplace, the first National Historic Landmark of the city, is now a museum dedicated to her life and the Girl Scouts of America and is visited by thousands of people every year. Step Inside A Historic Journey. Juliette Gordon Low was born on October 31, 1860, in a mansion of the English Regency style in Savannah. This is where visitors can learn about her remarkable life and the founding of the Girl Scouts.
The Juliette Gordon Low Historic District consists of three buildings— the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, also known as the Wayne-Gordon House, the First Girl Scout Headquarters, which was the Andrew Low House carriage house, converted for use by the Girl Scouts in May–June 1912, and the Andrew Low House, located in Savannah, Georgia, which is significant for its association with Juliette Gordon Low and the F. The district includes Wayne-Gordon House at 10 Oglethorpe Avenue, East, also known as Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, First Girl Scout Headquarters (Andrew Low Carriage House) at 330 Drayton Street, and Andrew Low House at 329 Abercorn Street.
The Birthplace was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965. The first name included the First Girl Scout Headquarters. Andrew Low House was later added to the name of Juliette Gordon Low Landmark District.
The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, also known as the Wayne-Gordon House, is owned by the Girl Scouts of the USA and is a popular historic house museum for the general public and the Girl Scout National Center commonly known as the Birthplace. The house was built in 1818–21 for James Moore Wayne, then the mayor of Savannah. Wayne was appointed to serve an unexpired term in the U.S. House of Representatives and then to the U.S. Supreme Court, taking him to Washington, DC. In 1831 Wayne sold the house to his niece Sarah Stites Gordon and her husband William Washington Gordon I, the first of Gordon's four generations to live in the house. They were the grandparents of Juliette Gordon Low and her parents.
Juliette Low's parents, William Washington Gordon II and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon, made major changes to the house in 1886, adding the fourth floor and the side square. Juliette Gordon Low was married in 1886 and spent most of her life in England, visiting her parents and other family and friends in New York, New Jersey and Savannah every year.
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