Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah on March 25, 1925. When the O'Connors lived here, the building was a single-family house. Her childhood home is on the south end of Lafayette Square, just steps away from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The parlor level consisted of the current large living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a sun room. The back yard was where 5-year-old Mary Flannery O'Connor taught a chicken to walk backwards.