26 05, 2015

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Telfair Square

By |2015-05-26T09:00:42-04:00May 26th, 2015|History|

Originally name St. James Square, Telfair Square was renamed in 1883 to honor the contributions of the Telfair family to Savannah's cultural and economic success. Edward Telfair emigrated from Scotland and prospered during the Crown colony period, leading up to the Revolutionary War. [...]

31 03, 2015

Savannah’s Historical Wards

By |2015-03-30T13:43:09-04:00March 31st, 2015|History|

In 1733, Savannah's founder, General James Edward Oglethorpe laid out the town in what is known as the ward system. The centerpiece of each ward included a square, designed to promote a sense of community within the ward and to serve as a site for military defense. The [...]

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