Historic Squares And Parks In Savannah Pt 2

Dated: 08/29/2017

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GREENE SQUARE HOUSTON AND PRESIDENTS STREETS 

    Greene Square was designed in 1799 to honor General Nathanael Greene, a Revolutionary War hero who fought against the British in Savannah. Located on the square: Second African Baptist Church 

JOHNSON SQUARE BULL AND ST. JULIAN STREETS 

    Johnson Square was designed in 1733 and named for Robert Johnson, the Royal Governor of South Carolina when Georgia was founded. Johnson Square was the first of Savannah’s 24 squares and served as its commercial hub. In the center stands a monument of General Nathanael Greene, a Revolutionary War hero and Savannah patriot. Located on the square: Christ Episcopal Church 

LAFAYETTE SQUARE ABERCORN AND MACON STREETS

     Lafayette Square was designed in 1873 to honor the Marquis de Lafayette, who aided the Americans during the Revolutionary War. In the center sits a fountain dedicated by the Colonial Dames of America. Located on the square: The Hamilton-Turner House, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Low-Colonial Dames House and the childhood home of author Flannery O’ Conner 

LIBERTY SQUARE LOST TO URBAN SPRAWL

     Lost to urban sprawl, Liberty Square was designed in 1799 between Montgomery and Presidents Streets and named to honor Savannah patriots, the “Liberty Boys.” The Liberty Boys were instrumental in setting the stage for Georgia’s involvement in the American Revolution. 

MADISON SQUARE BULL AND MACON STREETS 

    Madison Square was designed in 1837 and named to honor James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. In the center stands a monument of Sergeant William Jasper who fell during the Siege of Savannah in 1779. A granite marker denotes the southern line of the British defense during the 1779 battle. Located on the square: St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Green- Meldrim House and the Sorrel-Weed House 

MORRELL PARK RIVER STREET AND EAST BOARD RAMP 

    This riverside park is home to one of Savannah’s most beloved figures, The Waving Girl. The statue commemorates Florence Martus, the lighthouse keepers’ sister who waved to ships in Savannah’s port for more than 44 years. She stands as a symbol of Savannah’s gracious Southern hospitality and charm. Also located at Morrell Park is Savannah’s Olympic Flame. Savannah was the site of the 1996 Olympic yachting events. It burned throughout the duration of the centennial games in Atlanta.

MONTEREY SQUARE BULL AND WAYNE STREETS 

Monterey Square was designed in 1847 and was named to commemorate the 1846 Battle of Monterey during the Mexican American War. It was the battle of the Mexican War in which a Savannah unit of the Irish Jasper Greens fought. The square’s monument honors Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who was mortally wounded during the Siege of Savannah while fighting for Americans. Located on the square: Temple Mickve Israel and the Mercer House 

OGLETHORPE SQUARE ABERCORN AND PRESIDENTS STREETS

 Oglethorpe Square was designed in 1742 in honor of James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of Savannah, Georgia’s First City. In the center sits a marker to the Moravians who arrived in Savannah in 1735 from the current day Czech Republic. Located on the square: The Owens-Thomas House 

ORLEANS SQUARE BARNARD AND MCDONOUGH STREETS 

    Orleans Square was designed in 1815 in honor of the heroes of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The fountain in the square was dedicated in 1989 by Savannah’s German Society to recognize the contributions of Savannah’s early German immigrants. Located on the square: The Champion-McAlpin House 

PULASKI SQUARE BARNARD AND MACON STREETS 

    Pulaski Square was designed in 1837 and named in honor of Count Casimir Pulaski of Poland, the highest ranking foreign officer to die in the American Revolution. Pulaski fell during the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Located on the square: The house of Confederate hero Francis S. Bartow

 REYNOLDS SQUARE ABERCORN AND ST. JULIAN STREETS 

    Reynolds Square was designed in 1733 and named for Georgia’s first Royal Governor, John Reynolds. In the center stands a monument to Reynolds, the founder of Methodism and the Anglican minister to the colony in 1736. Located on the square: The Olde Pink House and the Lucas Theatre 

TELFAIR SQUARE BARNARD AND PRESIDENT STREETS 

    Telfair Square was designed in 1733 as St. James Square; and it was renamed in 1883 to honor Edward Telfair a three-time governor of Georgia and patron to the arts. Located on the square: Trinity United Methodist Church, the Telfair Museum of Art and Jepson Center for the Arts 

TROUP SQUARE HABERSHAM AND MCDONOUGH STREETS

     Troup Square was designed in 1851 and named in honor of George Michael Troup, a Senator and Governor of Georgia. In the center stands the Armillary Sphere a astronomical device designed to show the relationship among the celestial circles. Located on the square: The Unitarian Universalist Church and the McDonough Row Houses



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