Author: Paul C. Bland
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Genre: Savannah (Ga.)
The Essential Guide to Historic Savannah including 4 Unique Walking Tours. Four carefully designed tours will guide you on a wonderful journey through Savannah. Historic photos, drawings and maps allow you to step back in time while experiencing her beauty today. The tours span her history from the earliest days as a British Colony to the modern day setting of books and movies.Not into walking? No problem. With the handy alphabetical index, this book doubles as a guidebook that provides information and historical insights for most destinations in the Historic District.
Welcome to Savannah, Georgia! You have chosen the best way to view one of the most beautiful cities in the country. These easy-to-follow maps and accompanying guide will take you around the city in two walking tours approximately one hour and one and a half hours in length. Walk Number One takes you to the south side of the Historic District and some of the city's most beautiful squares, including Johnson Square, the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe. Walk Number Two heads north to historic River Street and the City Market. Go back through history and time by visiting landmarks like the Cotton Exchange Building and the magnificent homes. Just follow the numbers on the map. This tour guidebook is perfect for residents and tourists wanting to brush up on Savannah's history, but don't have a lot of time.
Author: James Caskey
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Savannah has been named the "Most Haunted City" by investigators from the Travel, History and Discovery channels. Her history is filled with plagues, wars, duels, and murders ...no wonder every site in Savannah has a haunted past!For over one year author James Caskey pored over the files at Georgia Historical Society researching the history of over 45 Savannah locations. The result is a collection of strange but rich historical accounts, which form the foundation for stories of actual experiences and sightings in these locations. Haunted Savannah brings you chilling tales, as experienced and told by witnesses, and authentic photos documenting the existence of energy from another dimension. Haunted Savannah is the most up to date book on the subject on sale today!
Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.
Author: Mary Preston Foster
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2005
A guide book will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the South's great cultural destinations, which has endured periods of grandeur, occupation, a devastating earthquake, fires, hurricanes, and the challenges of Reconstruction. Original.
Author: Robert J. Hill
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Discover the wonderful gardens, charismatic and quaint city squares, and unique architecture of Savannah, Georgia, through this enchanting new book. Over 150 beautiful color photographs showcase the famous residential squares of Savannah, as well as many of its monuments, fountains, and parks. The city's rich history is traced in the entertaining text. Explore these charming spaces, each a geographic landmark in this beloved small Southern city.
Author: Polly Powers Stramm
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Due to the brilliant designs of British general James Oglethorpe in the early 1700s, the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia, is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the country. With the help of this invaluable guide, saunter through Savannah's history-filled streets and squares and tour the city's oldest buildings and majestic homes, such as the Mercer House and the De Soto Hotel. Savor the histories and traditions of the relics of the romantic past and wander down the brick sidewalks under the city's hundred-year-old oaks. This guide also describes the many public gardens, galleries, museums, and areas of commerce before and during the Civil War and even includes a few of the pirate legends and ghost stories for which the city is famous. Accompanied by charming photos, this work provides insight into life in the 1800s, Savannah's Historic Plan, industry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and local art, all of which are revived in these pages.
Author: David D'Arcy
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date: 2006
In December 1864, Confederate and Union forces clashed in the Siege of Savannah. Using this guide you will tour the city's river defenses, witness the battered fortifications along the battle lines, and walk among the beautiful Southern homes, offices, and churches that survived it all. The 98 striking color photos and black and white historical views and maps enhance the experience. This useful guide is divided into four chapters. Two provide walking tours through the downtown area, including a narrative describing how events, people, and hardships of war affected the area. The other two are driving tours, allowing readers to retrace the city's defenses and the battle lines. Anyone fascinated by the Civil War or captivated by Savannah will need this book!
Taking an architectural walking tour of Savannah is a great way to learn about the buildings and history of the city. This book, composed of three self-guided walking tours, takes you on a journey through Savannah's past and introduces you to the city's magnificent, historic architecture. Whether you have all day to spend on each tour or only an hour to quickly walk one route, these paths allow you to focus your sightseeing. If you cannot make it to Savannah in person, the 131 beautiful color photos give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the city and its architecture. Meet the major architects who gave this city its distinctive look, including William Jay, John Norris, and William Preston, who were drawn to Savannah in its most prosperous eras to translate the popular styles of the time into Savannah's urban language. There is no better introduction to the welcoming city of Savannah, Georgia.
Join Tobias McGriff- a subject matter expert on the paranormal and story developer for paranormal programming such as Syfy's Paranormal Highway, the Founder of Blue Orb Tours (Destination Guides "Best Savannah Ghost Tour") and host of the hit radio show "Savannah Paranormal," through two different versions of America's most haunted city; The Conjurers version and the Colonial version. Travel through the willful possession ceremonies of the Death Masquerade, the after-hours investigations of iconic locations such as the Sorrel-Weed House and learn the details behind the exorcism of the home deemed the most psychically active residence in North America. Savannah Shadows has all this and more, including an expanded section on one of the most chilling phenomena in supernatural science; The Hag. Read detailed accounts of Hag encounters as told by the victims. Savannah's history is not just that of a port city. It is also one of a portal city. This book tells that story.
Author: Michael Harris
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Social Science
As one of America's most haunted cities, Savannah, Georgia, has a long list of stories of the supernatural, such as the story of the first two people hanged in colonial Savannah for the murder of their abusive master. Or James Stark, a tempestuous planter, and Dr. Philip Minis, who settled their dispute with a duel and still hang around the old building at Moon River Brewing Co. Or the terrifying "boy-giant," Rene Rhondolia, who preys on young girls and animals. Join authors Michael Harris and Linda Sickler as they navigate the chilling world of those who refuse to leave their Savannah homes.
Author: Gerald W. Sams
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 1993
This lively guidebook surveys four hundred buildings within the Atlanta metropolitan area--from the sleek marble and glass of the Coca-Cola Tower to the lancet arches and onion domes of the Fox Theater, from the quiet stateliness of Roswell's antebellum mansions to the art-deco charms of the Varsity grill. Published in conjunction with the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects, it combines historical, descriptive, and critical commentary with more than 250 photographs and area maps. As the book makes clear, Atlanta has two faces: the "Traditional City," striving to strike a balance between the preservation of a valuable past and the challenge of modernization, and also the "Invisible Metropolis," a decentralized city shaped more by the isolated ventures of private business than by public intervention. Accordingly, the city's architecture reflects a dichotomy between the northern-emulating boosterism that made Atlanta a boom town and the genteel aesthetic more characteristic of its southern locale. The city's recent development continues the trend; as Atlanta's workplaces become increasingly "high-tech," its residential areas remain resolutely traditional. In the book's opening section, Dana White places the different stages of Atlanta's growth--from its beginnings as a railroad town to its recent selection as the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics--in their social, cultural, and economic context; Isabelle Gournay then analyzes the major urban and architectural trends from a critical perspective. The main body of the book consists of more than twenty architectural tours organized according to neighborhoods or districts such as Midtown, Druid Hills, West End, Ansley Park, and Buckhead. The buildings described and pictured capture the full range of architectural styles found in the city. Here are the prominent new buildings that have transformed Atlanta's skyline and neighborhoods: Philip John and John Burgee's revivalist IBM Tower, John Portman's taut Westin Peachtree Plaza, and Richard Meier's gleaming, white-paneled High Museum of Art, among others. Here too are landmarks from another era, such as the elegant residences designed in the early twentieth century by Neel Reid and Philip Shutze, two of the first Atlanta-based architects to achieve national prominence. Included as well are the eclectic skyscrapers near Five Points, the postmodern office clusters along Interstate 285, and the Victorian homes of Inman Park. Easy-to-follow area maps complement the descriptive entries and photographs; a bibliography, glossary, and indexes to buildings and architects round out the book. Whether first-time visitors or lifelong residents, readers will find in these pages a wealth of fascinating information about Atlanta's built environment.
"For nearly a decade, Pulitzer prize-winning critic Justin Davidson has explained New York, the city, to his readers at New York, the magazine. He has visited new and preserved buildings, explored neighborhoods in mid-transformation; interviewed architects, developers, and urban thinkers; and tracked the city's constant change. Now, he distills those experiences into Magnetic City, an ambler's guide to New York--the city around us, the one that's lost, and the one that's still to come. Essayistic in form, historical in scope, and filled with references to literature, music, art, and architecture, Magnetic City offers first-time visitors and lifelong residents a new way to see New York"--
As editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah, Jim Morekis knows the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt, and a Kayaker’s Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking Savannah’s Historic District squares and dining on she-crab soup in Beaufort, Moon Charleston & Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This full-color travel guide includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.
- detailed nightlife coverage reveals the saucy side of these charming Southern cities-walking tours reveal architectural gems and historic treasures-tips for the best places to eat, from elegant Southern dining to hearty home-style cooking-complete guide to the barrier islands--Hilton Head, Daufuskie, Tybee, Sapelo, St Simon and Jekyll--plus golf mecca Myrtle Beach and other low country excursions