Eliza Thompson House
The Eliza Thompson House on Jones Street was built in 1847 for Joseph and Eliza Thompson and their seven children. Joseph, a cotton dealer, died just eight years later, and Eliza managed the estate on her own. The home stayed in the family until the 1920s before becoming a doctor’s office, a dental practice, and eventually an inn.
What About the Ghosts?
Legend has it one of the Thompsons’ sons, a Civil War veteran named James, died in front of the home after a horse kicked him the gut. The tale appears on several sites covering Savannah ghost legends, and some believe James haunts the hotel today. "Sightings" include Confederate soldiers in an upstairs window, a young girl wearing a white dress in the hallway and even a cat.