Lost Savannah: Photographs from the Collection of the Georgia Historical Society

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Since its founding over 250 years ago, Savannah, Georgia has become a historic preservation gold mine, exhibiting a variety of architectural styles. However, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the area experienced heavy economic growth, during which numerous buildings were demolished regardless of age or condition to make way for newer and supposedly better structures. The community lost many important landmarks, architectural masterpieces, and a piece of its history. Lost Savannah takes a close look at these vanished buildings to document their existence and role in Savannah's past. Drawing on collections of the Georgia Historical Society, a rich presentation of Savannah's public, private, and commercial architecture has been brought together in this unique photographic volume. Through vintage images, one can see the city's development and growth as well as its subsequent decay prior to the preservation movement. Lost Savannah examines individual buildings, such as Union Station and the Bulloch-Habersham House, as well as the evolution of Savannah's architectural landscape, including West Broad Street and Elbert Square.
ISBN: 9780738514871
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Luciana M. Spracher, a freelance researcher working as Bricks and Bones Historical Research, has collaborated with a variety of clients preserving the built environment through historical documentation. Her unique approach to Savannah's history combines architectural history, property research, and genealogy for a greater understanding of the relationship between people and the built environment. Spracher's love of architecture brought her to Savannah, where she received her bachelor's degree in historic preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design and master's degree in history from Armstrong Atlantic State University.
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