Hull and Perry Street Squares

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Virtual Tour of Hull and Perry Street Squares

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Welcome to Beautiful Savannah Georgia and the historic district squares

Quantum Tour is proud to bring to you the historic squares in Savannah Georgia

Savannah's layout was designed by James Edward Oglethorpe and brought with him and 114 settlers from england in 1733. His design laid out the City of Savannah in a grid pattern with lots being given to colonists and additional areas for public buildings. The squares were to be used by residents to socialize and hold meetings in. Each square in Savannah has a historic theme and it's own quaint beauty.

This historic squares tour consists of five seperate tours according to their location between steeets on the North and South sides in order to keep the amount of quick links to a usable minimum. You can jump from one square to another using the flashing icons. Businesses and locations that are participating in this project can also be accessed using flashing icons you will see in the panoramic scenes.

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About Orleans Square

Orleans Square was named for the 1815 victory of General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, during the War of 1812. The fountain that is in the center of the square was given in 1989 by Savannah's German heritage organizations, one of the many ethnically diversified groups that call Savannah home. Orleans Square was added to the city plan in 1815. Looking west from Orleans Square, the Civic Center is visible from this location.

About Chippewa Square

Chippewa Square was so named to honor the distant Canadian battlefield where Americans fought against the British in 1814 during the War of 1812. A handsome bronze figure by Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, immortalizes General James Edward Oglethorpe, who looms over the square. Fast forward to contemporary times and movie fans can vouch that Savannah's historic district has hosted an abundance of well known movies over the years, some of which went on to win academy awards. In keeping with high quality movie production on location needs with the prerequisite back drop, Chippewa Square is where Forrest Gump's bench was placed, at Bull and Hull streets, during the filming of that popular movie. Two blocks north of the square is Independent Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1755. The current church is an 1891 replica of the 1819 church, and is considered a notable example of American church architecture. Woodrow Wilson married Ellen Axon in a room in the manse in 1885. Nineteenth century novelist William Alexander Caruthers has a historical marker in this square. One block west of this marker - at the northwest corner of Hull and Whitaker Streets - stood, formerly, the residence of Caruthers, Virginia's earliest significant novelist. He resided in Savannah for several years before his death in 1846. Dr. Caruthers who married Louisa Catherine Gibson of Chatham County's Whitemarsh Island moved in 1837 to this city where he practiced medicine. A renaissance man of his day, he took a prominent part in affairs in Savannah as a realtor; was one of the founders of the Georgia Historical Society and while an Alderman, 1841-1844, was instrumental in giving Savannahians direct election of their Mayors.

About Crawford Square

Crawford Square is located on Houston Street between Perry and Hull Streets. This square was laid out in the 1840s and named to honor William Harris Crawford who was Secretary of the Treasury under President Madison and once thought to be a prime contender for President of the United States but unfortunately finished third in the Presidential election of 1824 behind Andrew Jackson and the winner John Quincy Adam. This square in past years had evolved into a square that was less about history but more about modern day needs as it featured basketball courts to provide a facility for Savannah youths to pursue their favorite pastime. After much urging from historic district residents that preferred to keep the historic district truer to it's historic roots, the grassy garden area of this square recently underwent upgrades and a redesign with a brand new cupola placed in the center of the square that now accommodates the need for additional venues for outside marriage ceremonies that take place in the historic district while seeking to protect the historical quality of the original Crawford Square. One basketball court has been kept in the square as a compromise to what the original site had been turned into for urban youths. The current look is more in keeping with the historic district squares of yesteryear.

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