Taylor and Gordon Street Squares

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Virtual Tour of Taylor and Gordon 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.

About Calhoun Square

Calhoun Square was laid out in 1851, one of the latter squares in the historic district to be built. This shady square was named for the South Carolina statesman and southern-rights firebrand John C. Calhoun. Located across from the square is Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, whose congregation organized in 1875. The Gothic-revival church was built in 1890 as a memorial to John and Charles Wesley, founders of the Methodist movement. The well known Massie School faces this square. This square is another one of the many favored "marrying squares" that attract many destination wedding couples coming to Savannah to tie the proverbial knot.

About Chatham Square

Chatham Square is the western most square on the last line of squares in the historic district. This lovely garden square surrounded by Victorian era townhouses and Savannah College of Art and Design (Barnard Street School) was built in 1847. In 1851 Chatham Square was named in honor of William Pitt, The Earl of Chatham. The county that Savannah resides in, Chatham County, also shares the same name as Chatham Square.

About Monterey Square

Monterey Square, characterized in John Behrendt's best selling book that was also made into the popular movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" as one of Savannah's most beautiful squares, was laid out in 1847. It defines pre Civil War America as it memorializes America's 1846 capture of Monterey, Mexico by Gen. Zachary Taylor's American forces. Monterey Square is located on land fought over during the Siege of Savannah during the Revolutionary War in 1779, perhaps lending credence to the sporadic reports of sounds of low moaning heard around the block between Bull and Whitaker streets, where many of the wounded and dying during this siege would have been located. The many tourist attractions around this picturesque square include Temple Mickve Israel, the Mercer House, and the Rogers House. A monument of Polish Count Casimir Pulaski, who died in the battle of Savannah 1779, is located in the center of this popular square that has a south facing view of Forsyth Park just two blocks away. All of the buildings surrounding this square except one (the United Way building) are original to the inception of Monterey Square.

About Whitfield Square

Whitefield Square is the eastern most square on the last line of squares in the back of the historic district. Whitefield Square is known locally as the "marrying square" due to countless weddings over the years that have been performed under the white Cupola located in the center of the square. This square was laid out in 1851 and named for George Whitefield, an early Savannah minister who preached in Colonial Savannah. He was a friend to John Wesley (founder of Methodism) and went on to found Bethesda Home for Boys in 1740. The homes around Whitefield Square, the last of the historic district squares to be laid, are reflective of the Victorian era wood facade two and three story homes that stretch back to outside of the Landmark historic district to Victory Drive.

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