Monday, March 30, 2015

The Historic District of Savannah

photo by Ron Cogswell
Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia and was originally established in 1733. It retains a great deal of its historic architecture and charm and it is an extremely popular tourist destination. Many people are interested in visiting some of the great architecture in the city and its early buildings and some of the historic landmarks that were part of putting Savannah on the early map. In addition, the historic district in what is now the contemporary city provides a beautiful journey into the past where tourists can experience the charm and atmosphere, as well as some of the early buildings, of Savannah.

Savannah really has the best of both worlds, it is a progressive modern city with a great deal of contemporary cultural attractions and entertainment options. It also retains a great deal of its early architecture and heritage. This is one of the dynamics that makes a vacation here so exciting and fun.

Isaiah Davenport House - photo by Eric Harrison
The historic district in Savannah has a variety of features and the City Market is one of the favorites for tourist and residents alike. There are numerous galleries and exhibition venues, such as the Grand Bohemian Gallery, in this area that highlight the artistic heritage of the community and celebrate Savannah’s history.

There are also a number of historic buildings and homes. The Isaiah Davenport House is one of these and it is now a museum that is open to the public. This original family residence was completed in 1820 in the Federal style architecture. Many of the furnishings in the museum are part of the original household and the plasterwork, cantilever staircase and many of the furnishings are also from the original. This is a great place to step into the history cultural atmosphere of this charming Georgia city.

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