May 8, 2008

Oglethorpe Trolley Tour of Savannah Pt. 2

Next, our trolley tour came upon this photo shoot.

Memorize this may recognize it if you ever see the photoshoot or whatever it is they were doing there today.

Memorize this may come across it someday while visiting Savannah.

Built in 1873 by Samuel Pugh Hamilton, later the President of the Brush Electric Light & Power Company, The Hamilton Mansion was the first residence in Savannah to have electricity. Dr. Francis Turner then purchased the house in 1915, alternately living in it and offering the house for boarding.

Sold to a local church in 1965, the house was saved by the Historic Savannah Association in the late 1960's, as it was to be destroyed in favor of a playground. The Hamilton-Turner House was converted to a bed and breakfast in 1997.

This is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist located in Lafayette Square. The congregation's original church was located in Liberty Square...of which now only a small portion remains. As the congregation grew, there were no additional lots available in Liberty Square, so the church built elsewhere.

Classic police cars sit outside the Savannah Chatham Police Deparment. The building is still in use...the cars are not.

Another historic mansion you might see while wandering the streets of Savannah.

Fountains are abundant in the squares of Savannah. We believe this one was located in Oglethorpe Square.

It was now time to conquer the steep cobble-stoned hill which led down to River Street.

On the River Front in Morrell Park, you will find the Waving Girl Statue. The statue depicts Florence Margaret Martus, famous for waving at all vessels entering and leaving Savannah harbor for forty-four years.

A view of Savannah's City Market area...City Market is famous for its art, dining, history, shopping and entertainment.

For more pictures of our trolley tour, go to pictures 68-99.

For our video highlighting Savannah, click below.
To be continued...

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