The Jepson Center is located in Telfair Square right next to the Telfair Academy. The building alone is a marvel made up of white Portuguese stone and a glass façade that faces Telfair Square. The building is made of three floors that hold six exhibition galleries for traveling exhibits, two sculpture terraces, a large atrium, an […]
The Historic Savannah Theatre is located in Chippewa Square. The theatre was designed by William Jay and opened its doors in 1818. Their first production was the comedy “The Soldier’s Daughter” and “Raising the Wind.” Today it is still used for shows and is a staple of our city. In the first twenty years the […]
The Massie Heritage Center is located on Calhoun Square and in my opinion often overlooked by visitors of Savannah. The building is a huge Greek Revival building designed by John Norris and was completed in October 1856 to be a school for poor white children in Savannah. The Massie School is named for Peter Massie […]
The Harper-Fowlkes House is located in Orleans Square and carries a rich history behind it. Originally this house was commissioned by Stephen Gardner to be designed by Charles Cluskey. Cluskey was an Irish architect who worked on the Hermitage Plantation for the McAlpin’s. Unfortunately in 1843, Gardner had run into some financial problems and had […]
The Andrew Low House is a home in which visitors to Savannah can tour and learn more about the Low Family, their enslaved servants, and the connection between Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts. The architect John Norris used multiple architectural styles for the home- such as Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate. The […]
The American Prohibition Museum is located in Savannah’s City Market and also houses one of the speakeasies of Savannah. I learned a lot about Savannah’s role in the Prohibition and how certain Mobsters, Presidents, and Nuns adjusted to the laws based on their lifestyle. My favorite new information was founding out that NASCAR was started […]
If you have ever gone down to Forsyth Park you have probably passed by the Armstrong Kessler Mansion. The word mansion is used due to the vast grandeur of the building and it is currently a private residence. The mansion was built in 1919 for George Ferguson Armstrong, in an Italian Renaissance Revival style by […]
The Webb Military Museum is owned and operated by Gary Webb. He dedicates his love for history and collecting memorabilia to his parents James and Doreen Webb. He has been collecting war memorabilia since he was eleven years old, the museum holds only half of his collection. When you see this museum you will understand […]
The Mercer-Williams House was designed by John Norris for General Hugh W. Mercer. He was the great-grandfather of Savannah born songwriter Johnny Mercer. The home was completed in 1868 after being halted during the Civil War, General Mercer actually sold it to John R. Wilder before it was completed. Since John Norris is the same […]
The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace was built in 1821 in one of the prime locations of Savannah, Bull Street, and Oglethorpe Ave. William and Sarah Gordon bought the home in 1831, these were Juliette Gordon Low’s grandparents, and the home stayed in the family until she passed away. The home is built in a Federalist […]
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