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This little thread on the historic district of the beautiful town of Savannah, Georgia will
be in two parts. Savannah's got one of the most beautiful and best preserved historic
districts in the USA and it's easily accessible by foot. Savannah was the site of Georgia's
first settlement in 1733.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa stands on the opposite side of the river from the
historic district.

The Independent Presbyterian Church is more than 250 years

The Old Chatham County Courthouse from 1889.

The Post Office building.

The Chatham County Courthouse and the Lutheran Church of the Ascension with the
Post Office tower in the middle.

The Savannah City Hall from 1905 replaced the original structure from 1799.

2 East Bryan Street is one of the tallest buildings in Savannah.

The Talmadge Memorial Bridge is 196 ft. (60 m.) over the Savannah River. It was completed in

The Georgia Queen and the Savannah River Queen are lined up along River Street.

View towards River Street, which runs along the Savannah River.

River Street.

Florence Martus used to wave at the ships entering and leaving Savannah's harbor.
She was known as Savannah's Waving Girl.

The neon sign outside the bar "Sorry Charlie's".

Broughton Street.

Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Thanks for the comments, guys. Damn, some of the pictures won't show. The image host most be down... :gaah:

@krull: Have a good trip! It is a lovely city with a cozy atmosphere.

@pwright1: Thanks.

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great pics. reminds me of Charleston ;) i regret that i didn't go visit when i lived in SC last fall.


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@LSyd: Thanks! Yes, it does have many similarities to Charleston, but it seemed a bit more relaxed.

----- Time for the last part.

Forsyth Park Fountain. At night it is lit up in various colors.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the seat of the diocese of Savannah.

Savannah Theatre from 1818 has undergone several changes over the years.

The Jasper Monument at Madison Square. William Jasper was a sergeant, who was killed
in the British Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779.

The Gordon Monument at Wright Square. The monument honors William Washington Gordon,
who was responsible for the establishment of the first railroad in Georgia.

Scottish Rite Masonic Center.

The Mercer House at Monterey Square.

Congregation Mickve Israel from 1733 is the only Gothic style
synagogue in America. It is also the third oldest Jewish congregation.

Savannah Cotton Exchange building is from 1885. It was designed to stand out from its
neighboring buildings as a symbol of cotton's importance to the city's economy.

Pulaski Square.

Lafayette Square.

In the middle of Chippewa Square stands a statue of Oglethorpe, who founded Savannah. This
square is also famous for being the place where Forrest Gump was sitting on a bench.

The Big Duke Alarm Bell is now a memorial to "firefighters of all nations."
It was originally constructed in 1872 as a fire alarm bell for the City of Savannah,
but it soon evolved to a general alarm bell to call the police or military.

The Owens-Thomas House is considered the finest example of English Regency architecture
in America by architectural historians.

The First African Baptist Church is the oldest
African American church in America.

The Kehoe House is a stately Renaissance Revival mansion.

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