"The Best Kept Heritage" Savannah by BruceDunning

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A Square

The US Culture at its best. This is one of a score of squares in the town that are well maintained and fountains abound. One of the largest is in Forsyth Park, and the famed squares are called Monterey and Chippewa Square. The attraction to me is all of these lovely squares and surrounded by Federal style and antebellum homes

He was a builder and featured this home to get business. Constructed in 1820, he died 7 years later. His wife kept up the home until 1840, then over years it became a tenement house and very run down. It stayed as that until mid 1950's , when it was saved from being demolished in 1954 by some local women rasing cash to purchase. It took until 1963 before they had funds to open for public view of a renovated home.

Colonial Home

This is one of the mansions in that district

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An absolute historical back in time for a lot of the city
  • Cons:CAn get hot an muggy in summer and then there are bugs
  • In a nutshell:This is one of the few cities where preservation is on
  • Last visit to Savannah: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 4, 2011
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    It all looks delightful and charming! Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventures! Excellent page!

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    This is definitely what a historic community should look like.

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    Thanks for stopping by my Manarola pages - I hope you get there. You have some nice photos of lovely Savannah but your list of things in the historic ares is not readable here.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2009 at 12:08 AM

    The architecture of Savannah is really interesting. Never heard of Antibellum houses before. You can always learn something on VT.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    Can't believe that I'm the first to comment on this lovely Savannah Page. Love the Antibelum houses found in the South. Reminds my of Biloxi which we visited for many years. Many of the beautiful antibelum homes there were destroyed by Katrina - so sad.


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