Architectural Treasures of Savannah Georgia

Cotton Exchange Building on Bay Street, Click to see more

arrow-next Architectural detail of the Ford Building on Bull Street.

The Mission Style building on Chatham Square is one of the buildings restored and given new life by the Savannah College of Art and Design
Brick building in historic district covered with ivy.

Neoclassical Mansion with iron fencing near Forsyth Park

Walking the historic district back and forth from our bed and breakfast to Broughton Street we passed this grand old home everyday, and it became one of our favorites.

The Historic Savannah Foundation completed it’s architectural inventory of all the buildings in the Landmark District in 1962, and since then has worked to purchase and transfer ownership of endangered properties to private owners willing to rehabilitate them.

Savannah Public Library on Bull Street
Another view of our favorite building in Savannah
Architectural detail of the Ford Building on Bull Street
The Mission Style building on Chatham Square is one of the buildings restored and given new life by the Savannah College of Art and Design
Brick building in historic district covered with ivy
Neoclassical Mansion with iron fencing near Forsyth Park

The home features a strong black ornamental wrought iron railing that is beautifully contrasted against the rusty white and grey facade of the building. The arched windows are all framed in decorative tin mouldings with elaborate scrollwork at the top. The home is a masterpiece of good design that has aged beautifully. The patina of the chipping paint, the richness of the rust stains give this structure a marvelous grace, that it would not have if someone had maintained it perfectly. This home is proof to me that some things really do get better with age.

Cotton Exchange Building on Bay Street, Click to see moreOld Southern Mansion, Oglethorpe Street, Click to see moreEntrance to home on Forsyth Park with topiary steps, Click to see more
Tourists and Cameras, Click to see moreDecorative Wrought Iron Gates, Click to see moreSculpture at the Telfair Museum of Art, Click to see more
Forsyth Park Fountain, Click to see moreFree Ferry Rides on the river, Click to see moreWindow Shopping, Click to see more
The Ferns, Moss, Squares, Click to see moreChroma Art Gallery, Click to see moreHistoric Architecture, Click to see more
Broughton Street and SCAD sign, Click to see moreChurches and Steeples, Click to see moreSouthside Real Estate(s), Click to see more
Savannah Bed and Breakfast, Click to see moreShopping photograph, Click to see moreRestaurants, a virtual tour, Click to see more
Parting Shots, a few more photos, just images, no words, no ads, Click to see more

These photos were taken in January of 2006 and 2007 on our trips to Savannah Georgia using a Nikon Coolpix 4300 and a Canon Rebel XT. This grouping features some of our favorite architecture and architectural details in this incredible city.

In our small feature photo above, and the larger version at the bottom of the pageis shown another view of our favorite Savannah building. This architectural treasure has a very definite French feel to it. I am not exactly sure how to classify it in terms of architectural styles.

In the first photo, to the left is shown the neoclassical Savannah Public Library on Bull Street. It was built in 1916, and has recently been restored and expanded. If you happen not to have a laptop to check your email when you visit Savannah, it is a great place to go and use their computers for free. When we visited there, the library was very busy and it was wonderful to see it so alive.

The second photo to the left shows another view of our favorite Savannah home.

The third photo on the left shows some of the architectural detail of the Neo-Gothic building that once was a showroom for Henry Ford. This building is located on Bull Street. It is one of Savannah’s most unusual buildings, and houses one of our favorite stores, The Christmas Shop.

The forth photograph on the left shows a Mission Style building on Chatham Square in the southern part of the historic district that is one of the buildings restored and given new life by the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The fifth photograph on the left, shows a brick building in historic district covered with ivy.

The sixth photo shows a Neoclassical mansion with iron fencing near Forsyth Park.

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