The fountain in Forsyth Square stands as the jewel in the crown of historic Savannah Squares. Historic Savannah was designed by Admiral Oglethorpe, a British Naval officer, who returned to England without ever seeing the results. I think he would have been proud of his efforts.
Orleans Square is one of 24 original squares, of which 23 remain today. The historic district was laid out so every house faced a square. Carriage houses were placed on rear alley ways.
This view of Telfair Square shows the benches along the perimeter. Most squares have statues, monuments or small statues in the center, some do not.
This view of Franklin Square sits just outside of the City Market, and is a monument to African Americans.
Johnson Square was laid out by both Admiral Olgethorpe and Col. William Bull in 1733 and is the first square built. It sits appropriately at the intersection of Bull Street and Congress in front of City Hall.
Wright square shows a beautiful monument.
A view of Pulaski Square and Spanish Moss covered trees.
Chatham Square and beautiful historic home.
Monterey Square and Mercer-Williams house of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Beautiful Madison Square. Note the horse and carriage in the background.
Lafayette Square with another horse and carriage.
Calhoun Square and more amazing trees.
Whitfield or Whitefield Square (I found both spellings in the city printouts) with a charming gazebo.
Crawford Square sits about half way on the east boundary and is not far from the Colonial Park Cemetery. Note the size of this gazebo!
Green Square is north of Crawford between State and York Streets.
Washington Square is in the NW corner of historic Savannah, not far from the cobblestone pathway to the Savannah River.
Warren Square lies to the west, also between Bryan and Congress Streets.
Columbia Square and its small fountain.
Reynolds Square with a statue of John Wesley.
Finally we end fittingly, I hope, with Oglethorpe Square and the plaque that tells some of the history. I know we missed a few squares, pictures taken without identification, but when I fill in with prior visits (yes, I will need to go back in time to before learning to blog) hopefully I can get them right!
For further information: Historic Savannah