hoopermichelle You haven't lived until you've had #charleston #grits prepared in #savannah.

#southernproper
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hoopermichelle In honor of America, on 9/11, I thought I'd share a little history about the place I've recently started working:

The Olde Pink House was built in 1771 and originally known as the Habersham House. It is known as the oldest standing #colonial mansion in the south east; #mansion meaning it was built with a kitchen and laundry in the basement at a time where these chores where done outside. Thomas Jefferson designed elements of the home, including the dumb waiter system. The land was given by the British (this is pre-America) and a British flag flies today alongside the American on the house's exterior. The builder, James Habersham Jr., was a #patriot and both of his brothers fought for America's #freedom. During revolutionary times, Savannah was the first capitol of Georgia, and the Declaration of Independence was read in front of the home at Reynolds Square. The building survived both great fires of 1796 and 1820, each devastating most of Savannah. The home also made it through the siege of Savannah during the #civilwar, as Union General Sherman gave the city to president Lincoln as a Christmas present and spared destroying it. The building would be added onto in 1812 when it became a bank, and again in 2008 by the current owners. In the 1930's it was an #elegant tea room.
Today, it is the #oldepinkhouse and a national historic site. The pink exterior was a design flaw originally, as the red brick had bled through the exterior's white stucco, while today is embraced. The house is 16k square feet and has 11 dining rooms. It is considered THE destination for dining in #savannah, which is also the oldest city in Georgia (settled in 1733). Some say the house is #haunted, especially the basement, which is currently used a dark tavern with nightly piano player. Pictured above is the 'purple room'; the original master bedroom with an original painting of Lady Habersham above the mantle.
#merica #neverforget #exploregeorgia #history #foodie
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hoopermichelle What a fun time! Miss y'all already! #tammysdirty30 #atlanticbeach #carolinagirls 2w

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  •   mcnoraj Lololololololol this is amazingggg 2w
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  •   morgank83 Love love love it!!!!!!!! Y'all are hilarious! 2w

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hoopermichelle @mcnoraj and @mikejamesgoltra made a BEAUTIFUL #baby, but who knew she'd be so smart and sweet!? #kidding #babygenius #blueeyes #carolinagirl #precious #southernbelle 3w

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hoopermichelle Just hanging out with my girl #NoraJames 3w

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