This edition is sponsored by Gumption Savannah Membership
Historic Savannah Society‘s beginning
Savannah is distinct among American cities. It is praised for its innovative Oglethorpe Town Plan, which is remarkably intact, the downtown area is dotted with beautiful squares adorned by a wealth of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century buildings. Savannah has one of the biggest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States, but this Landmark District is only the beginning of the iceberg. There are over 12 historic districts that are scattered throughout the county and city and each has distinct character and appeal. However, it wasn’t always this way.
A half-century of decline in the economy– because of the automobile-oriented suburbs that developed after World War II led to the decline of downtown. In the late 1950s, a lot of downtown was drowning in disinvestment and degeneration. The buildings were abandoned and blighted and crime was high. residents fled towards the southside and there was next to no tourism. The year 1954 saw the demolishment of the adored City Market on Ellis Square to create a parking garage became the catalyst for the emergence of a preservation movement. In the year following there was another major threat that a funeral home was scheduled to buy the historic c.1820 Isaiah Davenport House to take it down to create the construction of a parking lot on the surface.
Local artist, journalist, and activist Anna Colquitt Hunter gathered six of her fellow activists to stop the demolition and created the Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF). Seven ladies inspired by Hunter’s ideas and the collective determination and connections, bought the property for $22,500. The initial plan to save a house transformed into a unified movement that eventually helped save the entire city.
HSF has grown to become one of the best well-known local preservation groups in the United States, with a focus on not only the preservation of buildings that are historic but also the redevelopment of abandoned neighborhoods.
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Virtual Kindergarten Orientation will take place for all Savannah-Chatham County Public School elementary and K8 sites on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 5pm. Read more.
Over the next six months, Chatham County Police Department’s Marine Patrol will be hosting free safety courses required for most boaters on Georgia waterways. Read more.
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Creature Comforts Beer Dinner Hosted By Husk Savannah. Event starts on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 and happening at Husk Savannah, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
Ribbon Cutting: Bella Mias Cucina Italiana Hosted By Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce. The event starts on Wednesday at 04:00 pm at Richmond Hill., … Read more.
Morgan James is coming to Victory North Savannah in Savannah on Mar 22, 2022. Find tickets and get exclusive concert information, all at Bandsintown. Read more.
By Your Side – The Moore-Mrocka Tour 2022 . Event starts on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 and happening at Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
An Evening with Anthony Kearns, Irelands Finest Tenor Hosted By SAFE Shelter, Center for Domestic Violence Services, Inc.. Event starts on Wednesday, 23 March 2022 and happening at Skidaway Community… Read more.
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Life Drawing with Soul of Savannah Hosted By David Powell. Event starts on Thursday, 24 March 2022 and happening at 1004 W 52nd St, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
Chart House Orin Swift Wine Dinner – Savannah Hosted By Chart House. Event starts on Thursday, 24 March 2022 and happening at Chart House, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets,… Read more.
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Mystik Models Savannah . Event starts on Friday, 25 March 2022 and happening at Girl Scout First Headquarters, Savannah, GA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information. Read more.
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Come out April 23 and check out Rick Lott Nature Photography’s beautiful wildlife photography along with his wife’s beautiful paintings and how she captures color of nature! You don’t want to miss this!