Savannah 1733 to 2000: Photographs from the Collection of the Georgia Historical Society

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Savannah's Historic District is a steadfast remant of the Old South that continues to amaze residents and visitor to this day. Covering just less than two-and-a-half square miles, Savannah's air is still sweetened by the scent of tea olives and jasmine, her streets are still lined with the rich palettes of azaleas and camellias, and her people are generous and welcoming. Savannah has enchanted residents and visitors alike for more than two-and-a-half centuries with a rich architectural heritage and a remarkable natural beauty. Founded on February 12, 1733, by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, Savannah has played an active role on the American stage, in times of war and hardship, as well as in times of peace and prosperity. The city's location at the mouth of the Savannah River created one of the largest seaports on the east coast, and her history is as colorful and varied as the numerous industries that made their way to her banks. Within these pages readers will visit Savannah's signature squares and parks, including Forsyth Park and Colonial Park Cemetery, as well as buildings long since vanished from the city's landscape, such as the old DeSoto Hotel and the City Market. Also showcased are some of Savannah's private homes and public buildings, such as the Telfair Museum of Art, the Chatham County Courthouses, and Christ Church, and such memorable events as the fire of 1889.
ISBN: 9780738506883
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Drawing on the extensive photographic collection of the Georgia Historical Society, authors Susan E. Dick, the society's Director of Library and Archives, and Mandi D. Johnson, the society's Visual Materials Archivist, have compiled a wonderful selection of vintage photographs to tell Savannah's unique story. Savannah: 1733 to 2000 is a visual journey that will be enjoyed by residents of all ages and backgrounds and the thousands of tourists that are captivated each year by the city's timeless charm.
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