Four-Day Savannah Tour

Day 1 Savannah Maps, City Market, First African Baptist Church
Day 2, Part 1 Squares near Bay Street (Reynolds, Johnson, Wright)
Christ Church, City Hall, Old Chatham County Courthouse Owens-Thomas House exterior
Day 2, Part 2 Colonial Park Cemetery, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Squares: Lafayette, Madison, Scottish Rite Temple
Day 2, Part 3 Pedicabs, Forsyth Park Fountain, Mickve Israel Synagogue, Volunteer Guards Armory, Forest Gump bench location, River Street and cobble stone story
Day 3 Pink House Restaurant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Cotton Exchange, Washington Gift Canons, Mercer-Williams House, Monterey Square, 
Chippewa Square, Presbyterian Church
Day 4 Savannah River features, Owens-Thomas House,
Kehoe House, Davenport House, Oaks in Warren Square

Day 2 in Savannah, Part 2 of 3
Colonial Park Cemetery, Lafayette and Madison Squares
April 22, 2012

Posted June 15, 2012,  2012 Herbert E. Lindberg

I repeat the handy dandy map of the Historic District to help you easily refer to it as we continue our walking tour.  If you like, click on the map to open a copy in a separate tab so you can get to it with one click and no scrolling.

Savannah Historic District and Squares


With the Owen-Thomas House closed, we continued south from Oglethorpe Square to Colonial Park Cemetery. 

Gate to Colonial Park Cemetery


Plaques on the side posts of the gate.


The first paragraph is most pertinent here.


The pleasant main walkway after passing through the gate.


A few modest words from Savannah's Daughters of the American Revolution.


There are several of these massive grave sites (vaults?).


A more modest tribute to a Savannah son.


His grave slab


I photographed this because "Midnight..." author John Berendt pointed out that the
first ocean-crossing steamship was comparable to the first manned rocket to space today.


We exited Colonial Cemetery at the opposite side from the main gate and headed toward Lafayette Square.
Outside its northeast corner is the magnificent Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, here in full swing on Sunday.


Azaleas and the Semiquincentenary Fountain in Lafayette Square

In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the colony
of Georgia, in the center of Lafayette Square in 1982-83, a fountain was
placed by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.


Flowers in focus


Fountain in focus (this pair will work well in a slide show to come).


This was the only azalea species in bloom during our visit to Savannah.


Monument to Sergeant William Jasper, in Madison Square



Plaque on the monument.

Confirmation of the square.

 

Scottish Rite Temple

 

Complete base of building, built in 1913, Hyman Wallace Witcover architect,  341 Bull St.

   

Four-Day Savannah Tour

Day 1 Savannah Maps, City Market, First African Baptist Church
Day 2, Part 1 Squares near Bay Street (Reynolds, Johnson, Wright)
Christ Church, City Hall, Old Chatham County Courthouse Owens-Thomas House exterior
Day 2, Part 2 Colonial Park Cemetery, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Squares: Lafayette, Madison, Scottish Rite Temple
Day 2, Part 3 Pedicabs, Forsyth Park Fountain, Mickve Israel Synagogue, Volunteer Guards Armory, Forest Gump bench location, River Street and cobble stone story
Day 3 Pink House Restaurant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Cotton Exchange, Washington Gift Canons, Mercer-Williams House, Monterey Square, 
Chippewa Square, Presbyterian Church
Day 4 Savannah River features, Owens-Thomas House,
Kehoe House, Davenport House, Oaks in Warren Square

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