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Chartered in 1824, the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal was constructed between 1826 and 1830 by African and Irish laborers who moved thousands of cubic yards of earth. A boon to Georgia's economy, the canal moved cotton, rice, bricks, and natural fertiliz…
(Side 1):This handsome Colonel Revival structure, completed in 1930, served the educational needs of children in the western half of Harris County from 1930 through 1989. The building, which consolidated several one- and two-room schools, was desi…
Born in Pocotaligo, SC, Jonathan Bryan accompanied James Oglethorpe on his initial visit to Yamacraw Bluff in 1733. One of Georgia's largest landholders, Bryan was a supporter of evangelist George Whitefield and encouraged religious services for h…
At this location on July 21, 1820 Congregation Mickve Israel consecrated the first synagogue to be erected in the State of Georgia — This tablet authorized by the Savannah-Chatham CountyHistoric Site and Monument Commission
On January 12, 1865, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and General Wm. T. Sherman met here at the home of Charles Green with 20 leaders from Savannah's African-American churches, including Garrison Frazier, Ulysses L. Houston, and William Campbe…
Designed by noted English architect William Jay, this house was built for William Scarbrough,president of the Savannah Steamship Company.Completed in 1819, itis an excellent example ofthe neoclassical style. Scarbrough hostedPresident James Monroe…
In 1841, under the inspiration of Sister Catherine McAuley of Dublin, Ireland, a group of Sisters of Mercy came to the United States to establish infirmaries and schools to minister to the poor and sick immigrants. In 1845, the Sisters of Mercy ca…
Named for respected Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven of Massachusetts, Haven Home School was established in 1885 with the support of the Women's Home Missionary Society, to provide local African-American girls with a quality education. In 1917, afte…
This is Yamacraw Bluff where the Colony of Georgia was founded February 12, 1733 by Gen.James Edward Oglethrope. Voted by the Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution the Most Historic Spot In Georgia
Organized Feb. 21, 1734 Oldest Continuously Operating EnglishConstituted Lodge inThe Western Hemisphere[Masonic Emblem]Building dedicated forMasonic purposesSept. 13, 1975Grand Lodge, F. & A.M., GeorgiaHarris Bullock, Grand Master
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