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Savannah Historic District

301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, Georgia 30334 USA

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Savannah Historic District

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“Home of Georgia's History”

The Savannah Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, is significant for its distinctive grid plan as well as its 18th and 19th century architecture. The district encompasses the original town plan laid out in 1733 by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of the British colony of Georgia. Today Savannah retains much of this plan based on divisions also called wards, squares, and "trustee lots.". Most of the original squares remain and are surrounded by fine examples of buildings in the Georgian, Greek Revival, and Gothic styles. Notable buildings include the Owens-Thomas House built in 1818 (Oglethorpe square), the Beaux-Arts style Edmund Molyneux Mansion circa 1917 (Bull Street), the Spencer Woodbridge House built in 1795 (Habersham Street), and the 1853 Gothic Revival Greene House (Madison Square). Important sites associated with the African American community in the district include Beach Institute (East Harris St.), constructed in 1865 as the city's first black school, and the King-Tisdell Cottage (East Harris St.), the 1896 home of a working-class African American family.

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Reviewed by
Chelsea Koglmeier

  • Foodie
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July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0

Savannah is an iconic southern city. It has a lot of charm and a lot of individuality. My favorite type of trees are the weeping willows and they have beautiful treelined streets full of them. The city is on the water and there are some really cool brewery/art/walking tours you can take at night. I think savannah is a must-see!

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haileyleshea

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May 30, 2017
Rated 5.0

Beautiful city with lots of beautiful architecture and trees filled with Spanish Moss. It was gorgeous.

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Savannah Historic District

301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, Georgia
30334 USA

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  • Chain
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Wifi
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