The Savannah College of Art and Design: Restoration of an Architectural Heritage

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In 1979, a small art college with 71 students opened its doors in a renovated 19th-century building in the urban heart of colonial Savannah, Georgia. One of the most historic cities on the eastern seaboard, Savannah is noted for its architectural treasures, urban forest and verdant squares, and for the unique 1733 city plan designed by General Oglethorpe. The campus fabric of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) grew from the Romanesque revival Savannah Volunteer Guards Armory, designed by Boston architect William Gibbons Preston in 1892, to comprise some 60 rehabilitated historic structures situated within four historic districts. Currently, more than 6,200 students pursue their dreams in this wonderful setting.
ISBN: 9780738517186
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Connie Capozzola Pinkerton, a historic preservation professor, and Dr. Maureen Burke, an art historian, along with the valuable contributions of the historic preservation department and other members of the SCAD community, have created a work sure to be treasured by the college, Savannahians, and anyone interested in architectural preservation.
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