Georgia, Savannah Guide (B): Orleans Square to Crawford Square

Georgia, Savannah Guide (B): Orleans Square to Crawford Square

Orleans Square to Crawford Square
This section will cover the homes and other important buildings on and around Orleans, Chippewa, and Crawford Squares along with Colonial Park Cemetery.

On Orleans Square stands the Champion-McAlpin-Fowlkes House, a Greek Revival masterpiece. From here travel east on McDonough Street to Chippewa Squareand numerous historic homes and churches. Nearby on Bull Street is the stately First Baptist Church, Savannah’s oldest standing house of worship. Also on Bull Street is the Savannah Theatre, America’s oldest theatre in continuous operation.

Further east on McDonough you come to the historic Colonial Park Cemetery thought to be haunted by the ghost of Rene Asche Rondolier. Continuing east you arrive at Crawford Square and its flower surrounded gazebo.

Orleans Square

Barnard & West McDonough Streets, between Hull & Perry Streets

Laid out in 1815, this square was named to honor General Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson’s victory at the Battle of New Orleans. The German Memorial Fountain in the center of the square, installed in 1989, pays tribute to the German immigrants to Savannah, and venerates the 250th anniversary of Savannah and Georgia.

The square is located across from the Civic Center, the construction of which severely impacted the composition of the square. One building of note, adjacent to the square, is the Champion McAlpin-Fowlkes House, built in 1844 for Massachusetts banker Aaron Champion and noted as an exceptional example of the Greek ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Orleans Square to Crawford Square
Guide Location: USA » Savannah
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Orleans Square   Savannah Civic Center   Champion-McAlpin-Fowlkes House   Chippewa Square   Stoddard-Lawton House   Philbrick-Eastman House   First Baptist Church   Independent Presbyterian Church   Savannah Theatre   Colonial Park Cemetery   Crawford Square  
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