SAVANNAH Georgia (October 11, 2012) – Once a year in Savannah’s beautiful autumn, the Greek community rolls out the carpet of welcome to Greek music, dancing, food, and heritage.
The Greek Food Festival is happening this weekend – October 11-13, 2012. This little Savannah B&B wishes to encourage even a bigger Greek celebration by taking in Savannah’s Greek Revival architecture, showcasing architecture with elements of ancient Greece. But where?
- The Nathanael Greene Monument (Johnson Square) is designed by William Strickland (1788-1854), one of the principal architects responsible for popularizing the Greek Revival Style in America.
- The Central of Georgia Railroad’s Gray Building is now a Savannah College of Art and Design property. A good example of Greek Revival architecture, it is a component of the large complex of mid-19th century railroad structures, and one of the oldest such facilities in the country. This building was the first permanent office building of The Central and Georgia Railroad and housed transportation and administrative offices.
- First Baptist Church (223 Bull Street) is a good example of Greek Revival Style of the pure temple form, and an Integral part of Savannah National Register. Here Union and Confederate troops attended worship services under one roof during the American Civil War.
- Ships of Sea Museum (formerly Scarbrough Mansion) are an unusual Regency-Greek Revival house designed by Savannah architect William Jay. The house was built for the prominent merchant, planter, and inventor, William Scarbrough. It was Mr. Scarbrough who led the enterprise to build and launch the Steamship Savannah, the first steam vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
Even after this Greek Festival weekend, we hope you’ll take in the best of Greek culture and architecture year around in Savannah. Greek cuisine is available at the Olympic Café (on River Street) and the Troy Mediterranean café (on Wilmington Island).
Savannah this way! (TM) — What new introductions may we make for your next visit in Savannah?
Diane McCray, Innkeeper and cultural explorer
Green Palm Inn, a bed and breakfast home
548 East President Street, Savannah, GA USA 31401
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