Savannah’s Historical Squares: Oglethorpe Square

2021-05-27T16:01:39-04:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: History, Records, Savannah’s Historical Squares|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Oglethorpe Square Built in 1734, the Oglethorpe Square is home to one of the most architecturally and historically significant homes in Savannah, the Owens-Thomas House. Located at 124 Abercorn Street, the [...]

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Telfair Square

2021-05-27T16:10:36-04:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: History, Records, Savannah’s Historical Squares|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Telfair Square Originally named 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 [...]

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Johnson Square

2021-05-27T16:11:25-04:00May 12th, 2015|Categories: History, Records, Savannah’s Historical Squares|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Johnson Square The largest of all the squares, Johnson Square was named after Robert Johnson, the Royal Governor of South Carolina in 1733. Governor Johnson was a friend and aide to Oglethorpe [...]

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Reynolds Square

2021-05-27T16:12:55-04:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: History, Records, Savannah’s Historical Squares|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Savannah’s Historical Square: Reynolds Square Built on Abercorn Street in 1734, Reynolds Square was named after John Reynolds, the first colonial governor of Georgia. Reynolds Square was the center of the colonial government and originally [...]

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Washington Square

2021-05-27T16:14:29-04:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: History, Records, Savannah’s Historical Squares|Tags: , , , , , , |

Savannah’s Historical Squares: Washington Square Washington Square was one of several new squares laid out between 1791 and 1801. Boarded by East Bryan, East St. Julian, East Congress, and Houston Street, the square is named after [...]

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