Tondee's Tavern is named for one of Savannah’s earliest and most successful taverns, which was located at the corner of Broughton Street and Whitaker Street between 1770 and 1785. Savannah's Sons of Liberty, an early American group of patriots and soldiers, met there regularly. Legend has it that the Declaration of Independence was read aloud in Georgia for the first time at this infamous 18th-century establishment.
The current Tondee's Tavern is located at 7 East Bay Street in the former home of The Central of Georgia Railroad Bank in 1850. It was taken over by General Sherman and made the City headquarters of General Gerry during the Civil War. The offices of Bryan and sons, which in the 1850’s was the largest trader of Slaves on the East Coast, were located upstairs. The building also housed the offices of the most predominate lawyers in Savannah during the period around 1850. It is home to just a few Ghosts.
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