Governor John Reynolds

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 held the House of Assembly, where the first reading of the Declaration of Independence took place in Georgia.

Located directly behind our hotels, Reynolds Square has some of the most historical buildings in Savannah.

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John Wesley

The statue in the center of the square is of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Dedicated in 1969, Wesley is depicted as a young man wearing his Church of England vestments.

According to the sculptor, Marshall Daugherty, “The monument is as he looks up from his Bible toward his congregation, about to speak and stretching out his right hand in love, invitation, and exhortation. In contrast, the hand holding the Bible is intense and powerful, the point of contact with the Almighty”.

The Olde Pink House

On the western side of the square, you will find the Habersham House or as it is known now, the Olde Pink House. The house was built in 1812 for the son of the acting Royal Governor, James Habersham, Jr.

You may ask, why pink? Well, the house was originally white, but when the soft native brick began to bleed through the plastered walls it became Jamaican Pink! After several attempts to repaint it white, they finally accepted the color. From then on, the Habersham House gained a new moniker, The Olde Pink House.

Today, The Pink House is known for its fine dining and southern appeal.

Oliver Sturges House

Across the street from the Pink House is one of Savannah’s most architecturally important houses, the Oliver Sturges House. The home was built in 1813 by Oliver Sturges. He was a two-fifths owner of the Steam Ship Savannah, first steamship ever built and first to cross the Atlantic.

Lucas Theater

Follow the lights catty-corner to the Lucas Theater. The theater originally designed by C.K. Howell in 1921 and in 1927, the theater became the first building in Savannah to have air conditioning! Due to an economic downturn after WWII the theater closed in 1976. It was slated to be demolished, but preservation efforts lead to the theater reopening in 2000. This historic theater is still one of the most romantic spots in the city, showing a wide variety of concerts, performances, and films.

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