The National Trust Guide to Savannah

The National Trust Guide to Savannah

by Roulhac Toledano


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The definitive guide to the architectural treasures of one of NorthAmerica s urban masterpieces "Savannah s twenty-two squares are itstreasures the other main attraction: its architectural gems. Thesheer number of distinguished buildings is astonishing for a cityof Savannah s size." John Berendt, from the Foreword

The National Trust Guide to Savannah takes you on an illustratedwalking tour through the breathtakingly gorgeous squares andneighborhoods of one of North America s most beautiful cities.Pausing along the way to linger over this or that point ofarchitectural interest, Roulhac Toledano pieces together thehistory of the city, from when it was little more than a plan onfounder James Edward Oglethorpe s drawing board through thegroundbreaking preservation work of the 1950s. With the help ofmore than 200 historic and contemporary photographs, Toledanoprovides vivid impressions of the city, and takes you to theoutlying areas of the Sea Islands and salt marshes, the plantationsof Chatham County, and nearby river villages. For those planning avisit, The National Trust Guide to Savannah supplies an extensiveguide to Savannah s museums, lodgings, restaurants, bookstores,antique shops, and other points of interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471155683
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/03/1997
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,263,603
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

ROULHAC TOLEDANO, author of The National Trust Guide to New Orleans(John Wiley & Sons/Preservation Press, 1996), is the recipientof the American Institute of Architects' 1996 International BookAward and the Society of Architectural Historians' Alice HitchcockAward. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is the onlynonprofit organization chartered by Congress to encourage publicparticipation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objectssignificant in American history.

Table of Contents

Impressions Respecting Savannah: Many Times a Gift.

Four Marys and More: Women Developers and Preservers.

250 Years of Architecure and History Enjoyed by FamousVisitors.

Jewels in the Crown: Savannah's Squares.

Squares: Outdoor Living Rooms.

The Streetcar Suburbs.

Automobile Suburbs to the Atlantic Ocean.

"Receipts," Good Eats, Lodging, Antiques, and Books.


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