Savannah's Historic Neighborhoods: Ardsley Park, Chatham Crescent, Ardmore

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A trio of historic neighborhoods in Savannah, Georgia rank among the most picturesque in the United States. Ardsley Park, Chatham Crescent, and Ardmore are well known for their unique layouts and varied architectural styles, as well as lush shrubbery and the moss-draped oaks that have become a trademark of Savannah's charm. The development of Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent began around 1910 as the advent of the automobile allowed more Savannahians to move to the "suburbs." Neighboring Ardmore, to the south of Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent, came later, during the 1920s. The entire area was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. For decades the neighborhoods have been home to some of Savannah's most prominent families. Former residents include media mogul Ted Turner and the University of Georgia bulldog mascot owned by Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler. Within these pages are photographs from private collections never before made available to the public-images of Savannahians at work and at play. Captivating scenes of days long ago reveal the history of a much-beloved community.
ISBN: 9780738513959
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Award-winning journalist Polly Powers Stramm has lived in and around these neighborhoods all her life. A graduate of the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Polly is a newspaper columnist and freelance writer. She has written for USA Today, Time magazine, and local and regional publications. Her popular column, Polly's People, appears weekly in the Savannah Morning News. She has edited several books about Savannah and its residents, and has co-authored a book about her alma mater, Charles Ellis Elementary School, a standout in the Chatham Crescent neighborhood. In Savannah's Historic Neighborhoods: Ardsley Park, Chatham Crescent, and Ardmore, Polly has created for her neighbors a memorable tribute and a scrapbook to be passed down through the ages.
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