SAVANNAH, Georgia –– Eager to study world-famous architecture in America’s First Planned City? Green Palm Inn, a historic Savannah inn and tourism star encourages the architourist and intellectual tourist to get away to Savannah’s legendary historic district.
Architecture packs the list of the top things to do in Savannah. Green Palm Inn lodging is close enough to walk to any place in the National Landmark Historic District.
A slow vacation in America’s most beautiful city is intellectual travel and architectural tourism at its best!
“Savannah’s historic district is one of the largest such areas in the United States, with thousands of architecturally-significant buildings including award-winning examples of Federal, Victorian, Regency and Italianate architecture located within the 2.2 square miles area.” — Source: City of Savannah, Tour Guide Manual
“The beauty of Savannah, its architecture, parks and monuments and its exceptional plan together create a fascinating story about the history of Georgia’s First City.” — Source: City of Savannah, Tour Guide Manual
Did you know? → “By 1729, British parliamentarian James Edward Oglethorpe served on a committee to ‘Consider a Bill for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors.’ His friend, Robert Castell, was imprisoned for debts incurred when he published a book on architecture. This incident caused Oglethorpe to be interested in Debtors Prisons where debtors were imprisoned until they paid their debts and were charged room and board.” — Source: City of Savannah, Tour Guide Manual
Check out the architectural tour audio tour link to Telfair Museums. The audio tours from Architectural Tours of Savannah highlight the architecture and history of Telfair Academy, Owens-Thomas House, and the Jepson Center. The museums’ tours were written by Jonathan Stalcup, voiced by Roger Moss, and recorded by Orlando Montoya.
Architectural Digest points to highlights in Savannah, and the Savannah College of Art and Design, which offers architectural degrees. SCAD has re-purposed churches, hotels, schools, a pharmacy, commercial buildings, and historic homes, plus renovated a movie theatre and over 60 buildings and facilities in downtown Savannah and beyond to create a disconnected campus in north Savannah. Now world famous, the Savannah-born University of Creative Careers accentuates inspiring, adaptive use and exemplify extraordinary possibilities using principles of reclamation and reduction in urban sprawl, and balancing historic preservation and demolition.
“The Savannah Historic District was established in 1966 and in 1973, the Savannah Historic District Board of Review was formed. The Savannah Historic District Board of Review exists to protect the values of property associated with history, unique architectural details or relation to a square, park or area within the Landmark Historic District.” — Source: Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission
Of significant importance is the urban renewal project that is now Rousakis Waterfront Plaza, Savannah’s river walk. It was designed by the architectural firm of Gunn & Meyerhoff. in 1996, the riverwalk was extended eastward to support the Olympic Sailing events which were held in Savannah, Tybee Island, and Wassaw Sound.
ABOUT GREEN PALM INN
Featured on Wheel of Fortune, Innkeeper/co-owner Diane McCray Crews touts Green Palm Inn (circa 1897) as “The Softer Side of Savannah”. Originally sea captain cottages, the four-room Gingerbread Classic B&B shares cottage-inn comforts in the quiet of Greene Square’s residential neighborhood in the National Landmark Historic District. Fodor’s guide calls Green Palm Inn a “pleasing little discovery” and “a little gem of an inn”. BedandBreakfast.com named the cottage B&B a top pick for a holiday trip – “Top 10 B&Bs for the Holidays, 2011″. For more information: GreenPalmInn.com; Email GreenPalmInn@aol.com, telephone toll free in USA 888/606-9510, local and international 912/447-8901, 548 East President Street, Savannah, GA USA 31401. Twitter @GreenPalmInn, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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