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 3 in Savannah
Pink House Restaurant, Savannah College of Art and Design,
Cotton Exchange, Washington Gift Canons, Mercer-Williams House,
Monterey Square, Chippewa Square, Presbyterian Church

April 23, 2012

Posted June 15, 2012,  2012 Herbert E. Lindberg

I'm not posting the Historic District map again because by now you're tired of seeing it and may already know it.  If you'd like it to be quickly available as you view this page, click here to open it in a separate tab and then return here.

 

This is the Pink House, a 5-star and most famous restaurant in the Historic District.  We had a scrumptious dinner there on our first evening in Savannah but I didn't have an opportunity to photograph it until this, the morning of our third day.  The meal was the best we had in our Southern tour (of many, many great meals) and I was impressed by the honest pricing.  The total bill for Mary and me was just under $100, including a generous tip.  We both had sea scallops at $27 each.  Coffee was $1.50, not priced high so they could list cheaper prices for the main dishes.  We split a restaurant-made key lime pie at $6.00.  I had a $9.00 double martini, the most popular drink in Savannah, and Mary had a nice white wine for $8.00.  Every item was perfection.

 

Savannah College of Art and Design started small in Savannah with 71 students in 1979 and by 2010 enrolled 10,461 students at campuses in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France.  It was founded with a brilliant theme: restoration of historic buildings into works of architectural art, in which students learn as they restore buildings.  Low-cost labor and the school moves into selected restored buildings, like this one, as their classrooms.  They also transport tourists like Mary and me in Pedicabs.


Cotton was king in Savannah during its commercial heyday.


Savannah Cotton Exchange, 1886, are embossed on the building.  Near Bay Street at end of Drayton.


This bridge crosses toward Bay Street from the row of buildings near the Cotton Exchange.
Can't remember what is under the bridge -- River Street?


Guns displayed not far from the Cotton Exchange. Gift from President George Washington to the Chatham Artillery.


Explanation


After viewing this area I called Pedicab to take us to the Mercer-Williams house for a tour I had scheduled.


Mercer-Williams House, across from Monterey Square.


Another angle.  It was an excellent tour, but no photography was allowed, I guess so you have to take the tour, too.


I can't read the cross street sign but this is the corner of Bull and Wayne streets.


Pulaski Monument in Monterey Square.


Figure atop the monument, explanation in plaque below.


A street near my old Chicago home was changed from Crawford to Pulaski in the 40's while we lived there.


As we walked back to Staybridge Suites we stopped at this square to get better pictures of the monument.

Chippewa Square Monument to James Oglethorpe, Founder of Savannah


Close-up of Oglethorpe

 

Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull Street
where the feather floated down in Forest Gump

 

Presbyterian Church, continued.

 

Church Information.

 

Presbyterian Church, concluded.

   

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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