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Mercer Williams House (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)

Listed under Literary Locations in Savannah, United States.

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Jim Williams loved Savannah. He spent a lot of his own wealth buying and restoring the beautiful old homes of Savannah, including his own at 426 Bull Street on the corner of Monterey Square, which was built by a New York architect for General Hugh W. Mercer in 1860, before the Civil War. Williams own valuable art and furniture now grace its halls, a collection including 18th and 19th Century pieces from both the US and Europe and an extensive collection of Chinese porcelain.

But brushing aside the beauty, this house also has a less graceful appeal for visitors as the scene of the 1994 murder of Danny Hansford, Jim William's assistant, a story retold in the book 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' and retold in the film of the same name.

Open to the public as a museum by William's sister who now owns the house.

Written by  Jon Falkes.

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